berkshirejohn (5291) - 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.
AdiBeer (2288) - 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.
JorgeLee (1482) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aha Moonraker, a fine final glass of the evening at GBBF. The chap behind the bar started singing! A deep brown colour, not super clear. Quite a big beer this one, lots of rich sweet booze, quite a bit of yeasty notes, earthy hop finish. Tasty but not refined. Might go well with some tasty Lancs, actually!
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours dark brown with a decent beige head. The nose is soft, earthy, wood, leather, toasty, cocoa and coffee. The taste is smooth, toasty, wood, dried fruits, fruit cake, glazier cherry, cocoa, coffee, umami, light booze and some meatiness with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Not bad.
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[International Beer Festival, Burton-on-Trent, 2015] - J.W. Lees Brewery Moonraker, 6.5%, schuckeschwarz. Mildes, schokoladiges Aroma. Sehr ölig, sehr schwer, keinerlei Kohlensäure. Im Antrunk sehr, sehr süß, viel Schokolade, Melasse, dazu eine parfümierte florale Note. Zur Mitte betonter malzig schokoladig, ebenso im Abgang und Nachhall. Nein. Viel zu süß. Bier ist keine Praline.
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Crystal Palace. Pours deep brown, nose is fruity, roasted, taste is similar.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015
Oct 2014 - Gravity cask at Le Gothique. 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. (2.5)
Aug 2015 - Cask handpull at GBBF, thanks to Paulsky for the share. Aroma is earthy, gluey, some mint. Taste is spice and bread. Much more ’normal’ than last time. (3.2)
Alengrin (3547) - 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 (3414) - 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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