mr_h (4210) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at Society Room, Glasgow (5.5% abv on the badge) - clear very dark brown, good creamy beige head, berry fruits aroma, excellent film of lacing, smooth creamy, berry fruits flavour, nicely balanced
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Surely the best Hooky beer. Dark brown with a beige head. Chocolate malt aroma. Dark, sweet, rich, fruity taste, vinous and wonderful. Bitter finish. Totally delicious.
BeerViking (3605) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Moon under Water, Hounslow. Near black with a lasting beige head. Lightly plummy nose with hints of cocoa and roast coffee. Rich and creamy textured, dry-sweet and roasty-fruity. Finishes burnt-sweet and dry roasty bitter. Delicious.
SarkyNorthener (3495) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Brown beer with small head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of toffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, plums and a little more dark fruit. Good beer.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Holloway. Dark red brown with bubbly off white head. Aroma yeast, very fruity, bit of pear, quite vinous. Taste is sweet, raspberry jam. Medium bodied with sweet finish. Nice.
garthicus (2842) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Porterhouse. Appearance: dark cloudy plum/raisin with a medium dirty white head. Aroma: Sour, rhubarb & cherry, a little lactose with grass and dark fruits and chocolate . Flavour: dark chocolate, a little of the tartness I got in the aroma present, cherry and chocolate, hint of chicory, coffee, good bitterness and tartness in the finish. Quite lovely.
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at William Jolle (Spoons), Northwood Hills. A dark brown/ruby coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes the same, malty, caramel, dark fruit, slightly nutty (like me). One of the better UK festive brews available.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 27 December 2013. Poured a clear, dark ruby colour with a dense, off-white head and excellent head. Sweet aroma of caramel, Christmas pudding and almonds. Initial flavours dark fruit, chestnuts and apple pie. Toasted malt on the palate with some cinnamon and some stewed fruit.
Brandman (2540) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Quite dull strong ale from a decent brewery. Nothing worth of highlighting, but still good.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned 5.5% @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Dark raisiny fruit and toffee. Some sweetness with a little almondy alcohol and bittersweet crystal finish. Tasty but subtle flavours.