Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby - 19/09/12.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin off-white head.
Biscuit malt nose, nutty tones, toffee and a little coffee.
Tastes of biscuit, toffee, toasted malt and chocolate.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish.
kermis (4911) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Black Country Arms, Walsall. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Dark fruit and raisins in the aroma. Same in flavor with a bitter finish.
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpump at the Black Country Arms, Walsall.
Thick creamy white head. Clear deep amber pour. Pretty decent stout
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle. Pours a deep ruby - brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar chocolate and caramel flavours with a distracting sake yeast character. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Oily mouth-feel. Not really my thing.
dynamiteninja (1487) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Fat Cat, Sheffield. Black body, medium off white head. Fruity, spice, roast. Bitter. Dry finish.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th April 2010. Clear dark brown beer. Gentle dark malt and faint chocolate on the nose. Light palate - a little dry. Darl malt with traces of molassess and licorice. Nicely balanced by an underlying fruitiness - sublte cherry and plum. Finishes dry. Nice enough.
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Briar Rose Birmingham. A black beer with a whitish thick head. A decent, slightly roasty aroma. Fairly thin in the mouth with hints of fruit and roast, but ultimately disappointing.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at The Moon Under Water (jDW) Watford. Deep brown with a small tan head. Full of roastiness with mild coffee, chocolate and caramel followed by a dry hoppy finish.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol?, some fruits. Very smooth, ok drinkable.
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Chestnut with a thin tan head; aroma of chocolate malt; rich roasted malt flavour with a hint of chocolate and a sweet fruity finish.