Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned. Ruby red. Fruity aroma both heavy dark fruits and faint sharp citric notes. Sweet flavour, liqourice like spiciness and a hint of roasted malt. A touch of sourness in the finish. Not in peak condition.
imdownthepub (11473) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Conditioned at The White Lion, Fewcott, Oxon. Dark blackish beer withruby red hints and perfect white tight head. This is a very hard beer to classify, I've chosen bitter but it could equaly be a mild or even porter. The first taste is of a liquorice note in amongst a deep roasted malt base, lots of fruit with blackcurrant being the most popular choice, but the beer is a glorious mix of flavours all having their moment in time. The flavour then introduces the hops and this makes the beer a bit of a classic, tangy fruity hops intermingle with the heavier base. Beautiful beer.