back (1855) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kobber skum råhvid tæt
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amhart88 (107) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ale. Caramel, biscuity sweetness well offset by a roasted malty bitterness. Brown sugar, molasses, a hint of coffee bean.
Don2711 (389) - - FEB 8, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chestnut appearance. Dark. No old flavours and aroma poor. Reasonable bite on palate. All in all dissapointing given appearance.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask a The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.09/pint.
Very dark brown beer with a foamy, cream-coloured head. The nose isn’t great and has basement notes, a lot of booze and some sweet malts as well as biscuit and over-ripe dark fruits. The taste is largely bitter and boozy. It’s an unsubtle ale that bludgeons the tastebuds and tastes all of its 4.6% ABV. Some bread, brandy and plum flavours do little to improve it.
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint in my local Wetherspoons on 8th Jan 2016. Deep chestnut body with a decent head that gave some impressive lacing: malts rule the brew throughout. Semi-sweet with a dry finish. Didn’t pick up any ’old ale’ style flavours and aromas. Decent enough even if it didn’t feel like an ’old ale’.
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at WHOAF 2014, London. It pours a light brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, nutty, with notes of toasted bread, roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet with notes of roasted malts, bread dough, caramel, nuts, milk chocolate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Fruity; hints of fruits. Quite dry. Bitter roast malty throughout. OK. Drinkable.
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tobacco aroma, snus-like. massively appley RNs. not a heavy palate, but not light either. sweetish malts, very nice dry earthy bitterness. Looks great, dark and an extremely sticky bready head, lots of lacing, more than markku’s guinness - thanks! Very nice old ale, has all of the mellowness you’s want, lots of roast. even a touch of burntness.
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@ bridge house JDW.
Dark copper, fluffy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt and stewed plums on the nose. Full bodied, with slight burnt sugar astringency, sweet malt, earthy hops, long creamy finish.
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dec 2012 - draught - strong rum start with a milder finish. Quite well rounded, but not overly nice.