Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Traci brought back from her trip to Cumbria. Thanks baby! Dark brown, tan layer of head with some good stick. Full toasty wood aroma, a pinch of cocoa, raisin edge. Surprisingly acidic plumskin bite, sour raw chocolate. Soft oily palate. As a beer from a brewery I’d not heard of a week ago, this is a wonderful surprise. This is full of funk and character, and probably the most sour (apart from a few cases of infection) UK beer I’ve tried. The people who made this beer were clearly not scared of frightening off the swill lager drinkers: this is a beer for people who like to notice what’s in their glass. Man, I wish I had a few more bottles of this...
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled thanks to ronnie!
Aroma is a sweet yet dry fruity stout with roasted barley. Taste does have hints at fruit character, but generally its just a thin weak stout, thats realitivly well balanced.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle bought in Ambleside. Reddish magohany with a milk coffee coloured head; intense aroma of sour fruit and roasted coffee beans; amooth and creamy with a dry oaty body, some fruit - but not obviously damson; crisp and dry finish with chocolate malt body. An excellent fruit stout.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Watermill, Ings 24/03/2007
Dark red in colour. Small creamy head. Rich aroma. Smooth on the palate and creamy with some dryness in a crisp oyster roast finish.