imdownthepub (13228) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons.. Black with tan head. Overly sweet beer on the sicky side, this is after a quite pleasant nose. Chalky between the saccharine sweetness and touches of tobacco.
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 cask at standing order JDW ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft fruity roast malt nose .... lots of dark berries ... nice light plum and chocolate 2.8 .... tk2 ... lots of licorice ... much more than my notes suggest ... berries ... again plum ... tasty 3.8
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Moon under Water (JDW) in Hounslow. Poured a deep black-brown with a medium-thin head, and a plummy yet drying nose. It’s dry-sweet with dark chocolate, with hints of dry plums and raisins. Similar to a mild but with a slightly bitter finish.
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Very dark brown with a dense beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and roast coffee malts with liquorice notes. Some cream and vanilla. Flavours are roast malts with quite rich dark chocolate. Lightly gritty with a dry finish. OK.
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at Penderel’s Oak (JDW), High Holborn 9/04/10. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Sweet chocolate, light roastiness, marred by something vegetal in the background. Ok.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black as the blackie the black cat from next door in the middle the night. Minus the bright eyes. Thin brown, quickly fading head. Treacle toffee like for me, a good beer for the witches and wizards amongst my fellow rate beer freaks. One of those beers I neither liked nor disliked.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in Counting House. Aroma is roasty and burnt malt, hints of dark fruit also. Taste is similar very burnt notes however not too bitter so not completly ruined, but not my scene.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark and malty, and has a good aftertaste. not too gassy either, and cheap.
Fin (9582) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Penny Black, Wetherspoons, Bicester. Poured pretty much black much like I expected. Some sweetness and oaky notes in the aroma,taste has a bit of bite a little sour tang around the edges but tempered with some sweetness, very pleasant.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Cask at Banker’s Draft (JDW), Bedford. Very dark brown with a slight film of a head. Sweet and sour aroma. The taste is sour, lemony, smokey and cheesy with a little sweetness. Full of flavours, though the overall impression is odd and muddled. 27.2.08 at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Tasted like a coffee milkshake made with sour milk. Hated it. Rated 6,3,2,1,5:1.7