MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street JDW. Black is certainly the right word. The could not be any blacker. Creamy caramel in the nose. Tangy and very sweet in the mouth. Slight sourness with some blackcurrant and salt. Odd stuff.
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Cask handpull at County Hotel JDW Ashford and Thomas Ingoldsby JDW Canterbury.
Black colour with ruby edges. Bubbly tan head. The Ashford sample had too much butter on the aroma for me. Sourish in mouth, but the dominated by butter/caramel. Faint dark malts make their way through, but I wasn’t keen. The Canterbury sample was similar but a little less butter/caramel. Still not something I would want again.1.5/5.0
Re-rate County Hotel, Ashford. So much better. Decent black stout, more like a dunkel really.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 Cask@JDW, Hammersmith, W London. Was a little dissapointed and i’m hoping that maybe this wasn’t in the best condition. Aroma is roasty and sweet, with some light sourness. Palate was a little sour, but with some underlying roasty sweetness, which was quite pleasant. I will look to try this again at another Wetherspoons, just to make sure it wasn’t the condition of the beer at this pub.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned @ Standing ORder (JDW), Soton. Dark colour. Some chocolate nice tasty malts and some fruitiness. Some sweetness in body with light lactic tartness. Well balanced and some pleasing flavours. Perhaps slightly thin in the mouth.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. A black coloured beer with a pleasant tan coloured head. The aroma is very full and welcoming. Treacle, malt, chocolate, sweet lactic characteristics. The taste is similar but with the addition of liquorice. A tasty chewy beer. Well brewed and lovely. Score 3.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.6