chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a cask at the 2016 Atlanta Cask Ale Festival.
Murky dark brown body with a bubbly light tan head.
Decent aroma despite some of notes. The malty flavor is better and has hints of raisins and vague dark fruits.
Near medium body.
Cybercat (4434) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taps barely translucent chocolate with a thin and frothy buff head. The aroma presents a little malt and caramel, not much. Flavor is better, though, more malt and a snip of fruit. Mouthfeel features decent fizz and body. Fine for remembering the old times.
ThirstyBird (2390) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask, pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head. The smell is dark malt, wood, molasses, dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, wood ending dry and deep. The body is light/medium with mild carbonation.
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Royal Oak. Smooth malty beginning. Fresh, round with a nice malty body. Fresh roast, caramel, mild bitterness. Easy to drink with depth. Round and fresh malty aftertaste. Nice!
mr_h (4203) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (30 Nov 2015), grassy, roasted malt aroma, near black with a thin, beige head and excellent lacing, fruity, toffee, grassy flavour, very easy to drink, well balanced.
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at 33rd Old Ale fest at White Horse, Parsons Green, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, caramel, dark fruit.
Theydon_Bois (14986) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 19/11/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains well, a real looker of a beer.
Nose is earthy, light yeast, dark fruit shreds, toffee, spice.
Taste comprises brown bread, red berry, light cocoa, fruit cake, light spice, raisens.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light peppery notes.
Solid stuff, lots of depth for the ABV.
RichTheVillan (5462) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Contemptibles; clear dark chestnut brown pour with a thin beige head, aroma has light coffee and a hint of raisins, taste has burnt coffee, light fruits, moderate bitterness, ok.
DanielBrown (4268) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Soft, nutty bitter. Dark brown. Rich, smooth, undramatic.
cjennings1987 (21) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with lighter taste. Quite clean and not too strong. Doesn’t domuch on the palatebut pleasantall the same