minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared with blackhaddock on a train replacement bus to the first Midlands Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a surprisingly flavoursome mix of vivid malts and plump dark fruits. Some nice coffee cake and chocolate emerging with subsequent sips. Very nice indeed.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 23 Oct 2014. Shared with minutemat on a bus, 24 Aug 2014, cheers Mat.
Pours red to dark brown with a a slight haze to Mat’s half of the bottle, my half was clear. I really enjoyed it, the aroma was a mix of malty esters, bread, biscuits and chocolate being the main smells I got. There was also a mild old and smoked feel to the whole beer, more so in the taste than the nose though. Coffee hints arrived as the beer warmed in the glass and I thought the beer was interesting and tasty.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty, coffee notes on the nose with a touch of figgy, fruity sweetness. The flavour builds on the nose with some vineousness, some bittersweet malt and a strong, dry finish. Pleasant.
TEJA (1376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Björn, thanks.
Half fluffy and second half big bubbly grey head.
Huge coffey aroma with some dark chocolate. Roasted maltiness but also a small bitterness from the dark malts. The dark malts lasts but there isn’t much else.
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a faint, foamy head. Burnt toast in the nose with some toasted cocoa as well. Bit of burnt plastic in the flavor, unfortunately, with more cocoa, earth, dirt and leather. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, lightly sweet to finish with mild earthy bitterness, burnt toast, burnt dirt, faint leather. Very meh.
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Inrtiguing claims, not entirely lived up to in the flavour, but a subtle brew all the same with bready, chocolate, roasty, nut flavours.
EdKing (1984) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Olympia Food & Drink Fest 2009. An unfiltered beer said to be brewed in the style of Tudor England. Pours reddish/dark brown with a murky unfiltered body. Nose is real mix of malty, bread, chocolate, floral hops. taste has smokiness in there, with choc, coffee and fruity English hops. interesting beer!
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Rich coffee aroma. Light-medium bodied with well rounded mouthfeelLightly roasty with lots of coffee and a whiff of smoke.Salty bitterish finish. Plesant and quite complex.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. A dark brown beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and nuts, leading to a dry, nutty, and slightly acidic finish.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Waitrose. Muddy ugly brown. The aroma hints at an oaty, chocolatey, slightly nutty and bready character. A different brew.