markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Beer Ritz Leeds. Cola appearance, thin head. Liquorice malt aroma, bittersweet flavour with a long heavily roasted malt finish.
RichardW (1155) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Booths Penrith. Sweet malty aroma, but with a slight sour hint, which surprised me (BBE Sep 13). For a beer called ’Black’ this is very ruby red and reminiscent of a black country mild. Biscuit, medium roast, milk chocolate flavours, but that faint sour note reappears in the finish, however, there us some trace of whisky right at the very end which really adds another dimension to it.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 26 Apr 2013) Dark brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark bread, caramel and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, dark bread, raisins, caramel and a gentle chocolatey bitterness in the finish. Light body, quite dry. Quite nice.
mzaar (883) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fat @ Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Mörkt brun med röda inslag, vitt gräddigt skum. Arom: Ljus choklad, nötighet och är det broccoli? Om broccolin är udda, så finns där något odefinierbart i smaken som är lika udda. Också finns där en fruktighet och ljust bröd och ljus choklad.
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown almost black with a tan thin head. Smells like crispy bacon. In the mouth, there’s some nice roastiness like lightly burnt toast - a little nuttiness and seeds, some cereal, possibly a touch of light licorice. Finish is tasty with a little raisin and roastiness.
dynamiteninja (1113) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at tge Ralph (jdw), richmond. medium white head with a dark brown body. red fruit and spice nuts and milk choc. roasty bitterness. dry finish.
downender (5187) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at the Volunteer, Bristol. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavour had some caramel sweetness, more chocolate and a gentle, slightly fruity, finish. Good.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico 22/10/12.
slightly obscured dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that soon forms a pond and clears to the edges.
Light roast malt aroma, touch of fart, light vegetal tones, hint of coffee.
Taste follows nose.
Light medium body with moderate carbonation.
Not a great mild and assumes the classic ’W’ rating.
JCB (3798) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pull at Craft Beer Co. Man, this was quite a velvety, roasty, deceptively mild beer. Looking and smelling and tasting for all the world like a very well rendered foreign stout, it nonetheless achieved some of the sessionable, understated qualities of a mild. Sweet flavors were present, but dry and roasty won the day for sure. Very impressive at 3.7%.
jamesie1857 (812) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - looks like a glass of coke, no head, pure black. Feint smell of caramel, bit sweet, a bit mild coffee. Taste is a little kick of toast, and bitter chocolate, but little else.