yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, - JAN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white and creamy head. Aroma is roasted malty. Light toffee and malty flavoured. Bitter and roasted. Rather dry yet malty caramelish.
Theydon_Bois (5270) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on cask into an English half jug at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green (Jan í12).
Copper brown in colour with a thin tan head.
Aroma comes across as vaguely citrus, but not too strong, also malt on the nose.
In the taste, light roasting, slight chocolate, didnít get any sense of the citrus. A woody/earthy bitter hop taste on the palate.
Medium to light in body with a bitter aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at bow bar ... deep brown .. creamy tan head ... soft toffee toffee malt nose ... juicy roast malt ... little aniseed ... way too bitter in the linger ....
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Market Porter. Deep reddish copper in colour with a thin beige head; rich aroma of roasted malts; silky smooth, with a deeply roasted malt flavour and some hints of chocolate and smoke; the finish is strongly bitter with some citric hops and is prolonged and dry. A satisfying pint.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Coppery brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, nuts, some citrusy notes as well as mild wooden and resiny notes. Flavour is fruits, mild nuttyness, some toffee and wooden notes. Quite nicely dry palate as well. A nice darker bitter.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
31st March 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear brown beer, residual tan head. Light dry palate. Very low carbonation. Some milky sweet malt. Some interesting fruity licquorice flavours in the mid which even out to a sweetish fruity end. Semi dry finish. Nice complex fruits in the dark ale.
Leighton (8622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a rich garnet with a tan head. Ripe, dark fruits on the nose. Interesting flavor, lightly sweet, some toasty bread, mild nuts, some roasted malts and cocoa, then some mild citrus bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes dry with some ash, bit of wood and roasted malts, some earthy, herbal hops in the throat. Not too shabby!
downender (5614) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Lord Moon of the Mall (JDW), London 22/03/2011. Dark, reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, berry fruit and chocolate aroma. Flavour had plenty more chocolate and fruit, with some added orange and decent bitter finish. Enjoyable.
dynamiteninja (1282) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Thin off white head, dark brown body. Overwhelming maltiness. Bittersweet. Dry finish. 6 3 6 3 13 ### Cask conditioned. The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Medium off white head. Dark brown body. Chocolate malt, hoppy, fruit, spice. Bitter. Dry finish. Good lacing. Seems like a strong mild to me, as opposed to a bitter that it is currently described as. 6 3 7 3 13
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon and Sixpence (JDW), Hatch End. Dark ruby with a lively beige head. Roasty with a good clean bitterness.I didnít get the citrus hops that other people have discribed. I wouldnít call it a bitter. Maybe a porter, stout or even a hoppy strong mild! .What ever it is, itís a very decent pint when in this good a condition.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at the Market Porter on 26 February 2011. Quite dark brown. A bit roasty and chocolaty on the palate. Clean and dry with some decent citric hop character on the palate. Tasty and nicely drinkable. Difficult to place style-wise. An interesting beer.