SaintMatty (6505) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Forth Hotel, Newcastle) - Very dark brown, almost black with some red tinges when held to the light. Roasted malt, blackcurrant and cocoa in the aroma. Fruity, roasted and slightly chocolatey taste with notes of cocoa, blackcurrant and caramel.
olsvammel (5313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Sour smell, acidic and fruity. Similar taste. Weirdly acidic. Felt off rather then pleasent.
ManVsBeer (7818) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nicholson’s Beer Festival. Cask @ Bank, Manchester. Black with a thin off-white head. Has a small roasted aroma but not a lot of fruit.
cgarvieuk (20220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the haymarket bar... Deep black... Small tan head... Soft dark mellow chocolate roast... Light berry fruit nose.. Soft toffee chocolate roast.. Mellow dark roast malts.. Light berry fruits... Nice easy
jamesie1857 (1857) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Robin Hood, Abbeydale - A near black purple beer with an off-white and lacing head. Nose is blackcurrants and a bit of smokiness. Taste is a bit sweet, and the palate is watery, but this is quite nice.
gegwilson (2791) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in Turner’s Mill, Redcar. pretty close to black with a creamy tan head. Bitter roasty notes at first before some sharp juicy blackcurrant on the finish. Doesn’t quite work as a combination. Feels thin too.
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Woodman’s Rest, Shirley, Solihull. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with a hint of fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a dry yeasty blackcurrant fruit palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
SarkyNorthener (3830) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37th birthday beer no 10. Cask@the longhorns, walsall. Black beer with red tint and small head with patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and faint blackcurrant cordial. Taste is a touch of blackcurrant cordial, roasted malts and coffee. Decent.
Mr_Pink_152 (3201) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask from The Three Stags Bebington. Pours back, thick off-white head. Some blackcurrant on the aroma, plus a light malt. Taste is sweet, more blackcurrant, very light hoppiness. The blackcurrant isn’t overpowering. But just a touch watery.
SilkTork (5506) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Argyll Arms, London. After shopping in Hamleys.Soggy cardboard mild with soft blackberry and dark morello cherry. Chocolate nose. Cherry choca-mocha.