Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12.
Very dark mahogony brown vergeing on black with a very thin tan head.
Nose is black forest gateux, light chocolate, cherry.
Tastes as nose, slightly tarte and sour tones of cherry.
Medium bodied with a slightly astringent finish,
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at BSF GBBF 2012 ... deep black ... soft dark fruits ... soft cherry roast ... dark malts ..soft toffee ... soft juicy toffee fruits ... mellow and soft ...
downender (6238) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Minehead Beer Festival, 8/09/2012. Dark brown with a decent, off-whit head. Aroma of dark fruits, with a hint of coffee and demerara sugar. Flavour had more fruit, with some roastiness and gently bitter finish. Good.
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Black with tan head. Rich fruity beer, don’t think I would have picked out Black Cherry myself, but there is a tartness and a sort of roasted pip note along with a deepish malt. Really fairly pleasant and one of the first beers to go at the Festival.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Black colour, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, mild cherries, also some vanilla and mild fruity and floral notes. Flavour is fruity, some cherry pips, liquorice, roasted malts as well as some vanilla and mild fruityness.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask conditioned handpump Queens Arms Brighton 22/05/12. A black beer which poured virtually headless. There is a definite vinegar note beneath the fruity flavours. Dark malts give a dry note. The acetic note though completely spoils this.
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at the Kingston beer festival. Dark red brown with a fast vanishing tan head, chocolate and a faintly musty cherry aroma reminiscent of kriek. Malt and chocolate in the mouth, with a slight sour tang and hints of dark sugar in the finish. Excellent, bar a faintly cloying aftertaste.
joe19612 (1839) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Woking Festival 2011. Pours a black colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is all cherry with plenty of malt and a hint of chocolate. The taste again is all cherry, with a sweet finish.
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wallington 2011 Beer Festival. It pours opaque black, with a thin bubbly head. The nose is dark cherry, liquorice, dark chocolate and salt. The taste is ripe dark cherry, roasted malt, malt vinegar, caramel and chocolate, with a light roasted malt finish. Medium body, smooth and low carbonation. Nice balance, flavoursome and thankfully not too sweet. Nice.
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Wallington and Croydon BF, London. Pours dark, ruby-brown with a small, off-white head. Rich roasty malt nose and, yes, dark cherries are present. Mild sweet flavor, nice roasted malt quality, good cherry notes, light sweetness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nice, mild roast finish, lingering chocolate-covered cherries. This beer really delivers on its name. One of the best beers of the festival for me. Well done.