RichardGretton (4177) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is spiced and quite vinous. The flavour has a very deeply bitter finish and a spiced and vinous body. Overall a pretty good beer.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 22/11/2001
Dark coloured strong in alcohol and rich on the palate. Fruity porter like properties. Hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 14/03/2002
Dark coloured rich on the palate and slightly sweet. Fruity warming finish.
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from York Beer Shop. Deep red brown almost black. Thin off white head and gentle condition. Starts off with a thick barley wine aroma that mellows quickly to leave a beefy roasted malt note and some sweet burnt toffee. Mouthfillingly sweet and malty in the mouth with a gentle smokiness and some fruitiness. Finish is long and roasted with some chalkiness and a suggestion of wood.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite a rare beer, I had it during it's first cask outing for years in 1994 and again a few years back and it hasn't changed much. Rich red/brown beer, some alcohol escaping and caramel malt. Too sweet but some redeeming roastiness and bitterness. The alcohol is very prominent, spoiling the mouthfeel. (cask in Crown & Anchor, Manchester)
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick looking; dark brown; toffee, loads of malt; brown sugar; sweet finish.
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled bottled at Ape & Apple, Manchester.
Near black. Big coffee aroma. Sweet and malty. Notes of licorice. Creamy. Salty finish.