hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at íSpoons, Milton Keynes, in íSpoons Real Ale Festival, at which there will be few better beers. Very dark brown with a trace of off white head that suggested saliva. Roast malt aroma. Taste is burnt, ashy and cindery, like a grate where cheap anthracite has been burning. Bitter, ugly and good.
Wisecow (2) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. I first tried it out of a cask and ever since have been searching for it. Recently found it bottled.
SarkyNorthener (1083) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@thebell, walsall. Almost black with large creamy head. Aroma of chocolate. The taste is chocolate, dark fruits and licorice. Full bodied. A very good beer.
TheShepherds (49) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice surprise! Just a plain nice chocolatey taste. Wonderful beer for sitting and sipping. Highly recommend for a nice treat
jamesie1857 (1096) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ Bottle of Sack, Sutton Coldfield - Dull black with a thick tan laced head, very thick and lasting. Fruity aroma, in the mouth itís oily (erm... naturally), with fruit, liquorice and aniseed; the finish is long and bitter with a touch of coffee. Excellent and the reason I love this brewery.
mighty_meadow (116) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Salt Cot in Ayrshire. Finally found this after a lot of searching but on first taste I was slightly disappointed. A bit watery with nothing much to distinguish it from other ales of itís type. However as I drank more I got a lot more from it. Very bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Slight aniseed taste. There is something else lurking there which I canít put my finger on but adds another layer. Only had time for one but I will definitely try again. And in response to a previous review ... There were definitely NO mushrooms in mine ;-)
TATE (241) - Lubec, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Nocturnem Brewhaus. Pours black with a thick off white head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, carmel. Mouthfeel is creamy. All lof of roasted malt comes through. Very easy to drink, very enjoyable.
high_on_hops (468) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Rieger Hotel in Kansas City. A tan head that doesnít linger with a pitch black color. The aroma is mostly coffee and toffee with a little bit of chocolate. The flavor is the same with the coffee staying strong in the aftertaste. A great ale.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival, 2012. 4.6%. A black beer with an aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with a lovely oily mouth-feel. Lingering chocolate and caramel flavours. Very nice.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, tan cap. Pleasant roasted malt aroma, some chalky cocoa, charred wood. Medium sweet flavour with smooth and chocolatey dark malts, mellow roast, faint earthy bitterness, background roast. Light to medium bodied with fine, velvety carbonation. Sweet finish with mild bittersweet chocolate, mild roasted malts, some dirt and burnt leaves, earth, burnt bread. A well rounded and very cohesive beer.