tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in January 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff white head. Strong roast coffee granules in the long aroma. Silky mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a rich roast malt flavour early on which fades to give a strong mocha coffee and bitter chocolate tastes which dominate. Slight dusty hop prickle gives a brief resiny aftertaste. Touch of liquorice in the smooth, malty, dry finish. Tastes far stronger than og suggests. A cracking session mild, packed full of flavour which puts some stronger porters to shame.
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at the Portcullis, Bristol 10/12/09. Dark brown with next to no head. Very chocolatey in aroma and flavour, with a slight, bitter finish. Drinkable if not memorable.
RichardW (1303) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle BF. Quite thin, but it is a weak ale anyhow. Hint of roast malt with a slight taste of cold coffee. Good session strength dark ale.
jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at edwardstone white horse ’dark ale dales’, suffolk. think and roasty. chocolate notes throughout. very satisfying.
renffisch (672) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at ealing bf 08. sour vomity sweetish malt nose. hazy dark chestnut colour. smooth roasty, malty, choc and cocoa flavours. bit thin but thats alright for a three percenter.
FatPhil (8109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Chocolatey aroma. Also a chocolatey taste, but also some tangy hops. Anna says there’s some veg. Roasty. Quite watery, but not thin. Solid mild.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the brewpub. Aroma is full on roasty but chocolate dominates, slight grassy hop character. Taste is similar full bodied and chcolatly for the % outstanding, grassy finishes slightly annoys me though.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Alloa BF 07. Roasted malty tones, lightly scented and inoffensive. Mouth comes with some burnt tones and loads of sweetness. Malty, but watery, very gulpable.
cgarvieuk (12240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Halfway house Edinburgh ... Solid black ... little soft coffee malt nose ... soft cherry sweet malts ... lots of sweet roast malts ... a good solid mild ... Cracking beer at 3% Shame we dont see more of this or its kind. Id go out of my way for another of these.
mike_77 (2424) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Warrington Oktoberfest.
Jet black. Roasted, almost burnt malt aroma, very bitter. Texture is very thin. Flavour is bitter with coffee, black treacle, dark chocolate and smoke present. A bit too bitter but a very unique drink.