jackl (6815) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pour’s deep brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is nuts, light chocolate and caramel. Some mild cracked black pepper. The taste is cocoa, red berry, some chocolate cake, roasted grain and brown sugar. Hints of roasted tobacco. Smooth malt body, slightly astringent finish. Overall, not bad, not great.
Luvystypotables (1563) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting aroma plums, and malt pours a dark reddish brown color with no head. Watery body, and a taste of plums and raisins with a nutty malt finish.
djd07 (9565) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt and dark fruit. Medium mouth, fruity malt, yeast, biscuit, light finish, good.
Garrold (4022) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. King’s Head, Huddersfield. Clear, dark copper colour. Dense, lasting for ever, off white head. Aroma of booze soaked dried fruit. Notes of chocolate and spice, along the lines of cinammon, maybe. Taste is mostly sweet. Some vinous bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Very little carbonation on this one. Fruity, soft bittersweet finish. Decent. A bit more fizz, and I’d have liked this a lot, I reckon.
chinchill (4137) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a cask at the 2016 Atlanta Cask Ale Festival.
Pours dark brown with a bubbly head. Lightly hazy.
Slightly pungent aroma hints at the strong flavor but the taste is quite tart despite a sweet note up front.
Overall: Fresh and interesting but infected.
Cybercat (4996) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taps translucent chestnut with a thick light tan head. Aroma presents malty and fruity tones with a woody hint. Flavor delivers sweet malt, apple, pear, toasty and caramel tones. Body is fairly firm, fizz is good. Cue the James Bond theme - tee hee. (Hey, I saw "Skyfall" the other day, can’t help it!)
solidfunk (7236) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not really a great beer in any sense of the word. Tangy and citrusy. Some sour plum. Maroon pour without much head or lacing on cask. Churchkey.
radagast83 (7090) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a chestnut brown color, clear - with a foamy white head. I’d describe it as soapy, but that’s what it tasted like - just a very mild, sweet malt, with some nutty notes to the body. Finish was a touch floral, very thin.
mansquito (5119) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birch and Barley, DC cask: pours dark reddish brown with very little head. Aroma is yogurt and dark fruits. Taste is sweet dark fruits. More than plenty malty. The ever slightest bit of hop bitterness. Powdered chocolate. Creamy body. Nice.
SarkyNorthener (3931) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity cask@wirral beer festival, Port sunlight. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts and dark malts. Taste Is same with some harsh bitterness. OK.
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: toasted malts, grain and bread malts, some alcohol. Appearance: black, average, creamy, off-white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, caramel, some wood, toasted malts again, dark fruits. Overall: a bit weak in aroma and slightly watery in palate, otherwise OK Strong Ale. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.