prawlie (1153) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half pint at the Oakford Social in Reading. Black with a bubbly head. A hint of smoke, also bitter and dry. Spiced and hoppy aroma. Not particularly impressive.
EdKing (1904) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in The Dog & Duck. Colour is dark brown, off white thin head. Nose is chocolatey malt, caramel malt, toasty, roasted malt, some fruitiness. Taste is chocolate malt, dab of coffee and roasted malt, caramel. Body is light. Nice beer, almost a porter.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at Curlers Rest. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is bitter and light toasted malty. Dry roasted, breadish malty and bitter. Roasted dark maltyand dry finish.
DruidsNectar (3) - Keighley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark bitter, with a very light non-descript aroma. Coffee flavours with a very light toffee and bitter finish.
SarkyNorthener (2099) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Cask@Thebell, Walsall. Very dark brown colour with medium sized beige head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted malts and coffee, a little bit of smoke. Taste is quite bitter with smoked dark roasted malts to the front and coffee, maybe a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is the weakest part, could be more fuller in the body. A very good drink one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
martinrumsam (535) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
cask mid brown no head to speak of . I must have had a bad one smelt vinegary and tasted same . Certainly not my idea of a smoked ale
will have to try again to make sure it is not as bad as I think it is
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smoked? SMOKED?? I haven’t got a clue. Give me a blind tasting session and I’ll be calling Carling Hardcore and Bourbon County Hooch. I’m a joke.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Queens Arms. The pour’s deep chestnut brown with a small, creamy white head. The nose is very faint baked brown bread. some smoked ham and burning wood. The taste is mild creamed coffee, more smoky ham. Hints of red berry and mocha. The body’s very smooth and drinkable. Still, this is pretty thin in flavor and profile. Overall, this doesn’t make a wrong step, it’s just not my thing. OK.
k0mpsa (1176) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Black color with plenty of white head. Some roasted and smoked flavours.
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Rose and Thistle Frimley Green. Pours a black colour with a slight red tint, aroma is malty and has some smoke, taste is malty and bitter, with a dry watery finish. This is not a session beer to me.