berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Deep chocolate brown with a cherry red glow and a tight tan head; sour fruity aroma; thick and syrupy in the mouth, with rich nutty malts and some sour fruit and milk chocolate; the finish is dry and woody, with soem caramel that just masks the alcohol.
Osprey87 (1957) - WALES - NOV 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity cask. Very dark brown, small bubbly tan head. Aroma has marmite, oxidised, leaves, raw meat. Body is light, low carbonation, smooth. Taste has thin stewed apple, brown sauce, gravy, prune juice.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old ale by Lees, with unstable, loose head and dark reddish brown colour, hazy. Deep malty aroma of caramel, chocolate and nuts, flowers, plums, grapes, cloves, ginger, gin. Fruity and sweetish malty taste, caramelly with chocolate touches, spicy accents, warming alcoholic finish without becoming astringent. Very nice, I’d love to compare this with the bottle version.
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Gulliver’s, Manchester, September 2013. Black, opaque with cream head. Faintly fruity aroma, very delicate compared to its colour and then comes the pear. Tastes like cooked pear in wine, a little sour and a little sweet. Medium-bodied, smooth, vinous and fruity finish. Very strange and very good.
ArwaiyneWarr (9) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Strugglers, Lincoln.
Smells sweet and fruity. Looks good - thick dark head. Tastes good, plum and liquorice and star anise. Almost like a drop of pastis in there.
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TimsRatings (421) - - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Raleigh Times Bar
Very dark with minimal head. Very mild aroma. Malty flavor that sits in the back of the tongue.
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tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin at Real Ale. One of the highlights of the day. Pours deep brown with tan head and lacing. Nose of molasses, figs, plums, candi sugar.
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Small tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape/vinous, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous/plum. Medium body, minimal carbonation, some stickiness.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light molasses and caramelized malts on the nose. Pours dark brown with a thick off white head. Dark fruits, caramel notes with traces of molasses, figs with honey with a spicy sweet finish. Very nice dark sweet and fruity ale.
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Dark brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, chocolate, molasses and liquorice aroma. Flavour had bready malts, a hint of roast, prunes, more chocolate and a moderately bitter finish. Good.
Finn (4321) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crosse Keys, Bank 5 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Ekstremt dyp brun. Egentlig svart. Raskt utflatende skum. God søt plommearoma. Myk munnfølelse. God syrlig plommesmak med litt sviske & sherrypreg. Tørr fruktig ettersmak.