madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, - JUN 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
1st December 2009
Pigs Ear. Opaque black beer. Light palate. Very odd. Fruity but gluey tang and finishes light and semi dry and with more glue in the aftertaste.
Theydon_Bois (5434) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity Dispense at Pig’s Ear BF, London - 05/12/12.
Light black with no head.
Nose is dark malt, molasses, dark toffee.
Taste comprises dark fruits, dark toffee, roast malt, molasses, hint of chocolate.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
I wrote a few other things but cannot decipher!
Leighton (8745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours black with very little in the way of head. Rich, dark bread aroma, lightly roasty, some char and dark cocoa. Light sweet flavor with ashy roast and baking cocoa. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry cocoa finish, some further ash. Decent stout.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 1 December 2009. Some confusion about whether this was the Porter or the Stout. Says Stout in the programme but Porter on the barrel label. As it was 4.2% (and the Porter is 4.5%), it seems it was the Stout. But, as Ian says, it did come over rather more like a Porter. Very dark colour. Slightly oily consistency. Somewhat volatile tarry aroma. Some roasty notes. Quite burnt on the palate with touches of chocolate. Decent.
harrisoni (12087) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear BF 09. Black, no real head. Choccy, it’s ok, not much to it, but it’s decent burnt choc. Bit of oil More a porter than a choc to be honest.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Pig’s Ear festival ’09. Alround rating: Nutty sweet roasted malt, bit of peppery dustyness, fairly flat and lacking condition, but thats down to the fact that almost all of the beers had no condition at the fest.