maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Clachan London 03/05/13. A near black beer with a whitish head. Pretty good. A dry roasty aroma. A little sweetness in the mouth with more burnt roast. Nicely drinkable. A good all round Old Ale with good sweetness.
Theydon_Bois (12685) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at London Drinker BF ’15, day 2, 12/03/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is earthy, biscuit, cocoa, spice, dark maltings.
Taste comprises cocoa nibs, liquorice, spice, dark fruit, leather, vanilla, woody notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid stuff, lots of depth and flavour for the ABV.
JorgeLee (1423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Elephant and Castle W8. Deep brown, nice white foam. Complex and malty, treacle toffee, earth and ash, hint of smoke, tinge of wood maybe, well balanced bitter finish. Super flavour, especially for 4%.
JoshRaburn (56) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full flavoured Old Ale that punches well above its ABV. Some roasty stout-like flavours. Has a nice meaty, old ale taste. Mouthfeel is slightly too thin. Very bitter aftertaste.
ManVsBeer (5800) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Barton Arms, Worsley. Almost black, but very dark with a creamy off-white head. Has lovely roasted malt notes with a full coffee aroma but chocolates in its taste.
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black, small bubbly off-white head. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light treacle, coffee, watery ash, semisweet. Nice dry character. I’ve had too many similar beers that are oversweet, but this gets the sweetness just right. Decent.
mR_fr0g (5333) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Nicolson’s canary wharf. Opaque black with a lasting creamy light tan head. Aroma is nice woody, fried fruits and soft toasty roast malts. Flavour is well rounded brown toasted roast malt with nice berry and dried fruits. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly creamy on the tongue.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, coffee, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slight earthy hop bitterness. Sweet malty fruity balanced by slight hop bitterness. Very drinkable.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra cask på Peacock, Nottingham 25 Jan 14. Gyldenbrun. Høyt tett, skinnende hvitt skum med gardinlacing. Svakt syrlig fruktaroma. Innholdsrik smak. Rabarbra. Frukt. Avslutter litt tørt.
Sockamania (43) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Incredibly malty beer with a bit of a caramel tinge. A pleasant winter beer to have.
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at Swindon Beer Festival, 24/10/2013. Medium brown with a slight, off-white head. Chocolate, rich dark fruits, brown sugar and a gentle finish. Very drinkable.