Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Edgar Wallace, 23/01/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a thin beige covering that clears to the edge.
Nose is dark malt, honey tones, sugars, cocoa.
Taste comprises a mellow chocolate vein, light roast, honey roasy peanuts, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweetish twang at the curtain call.
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red colour... Sweet, rather bland flavour. Not a lot going on, but it is different. Wood drink again.
SarkyNorthener (1955) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Dark brown beer medium head with good lacing. Aroma is a little sweet and roasted. Taste is dry and sweet coffee hops, a little strange. Slightly carbonated. Ok.
prawlie (1149) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Nag’s Head in Reading. Black with a fair bubbly head. Porter with a sweet streak, but subtle. Aroma is a confused mixture of what it says on the tin. An interesting idea, but the execution is questionable.
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 16/10/2012. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Roasted malts and plain chocolate aroma. Flavour had some coffee, a suggestion of floral, honeyed sweetness and dryish finish. Good.
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Rowell Charter Rothwell 01/10/12. A near black coloured beer with a grey head and lace. A dry and smoky aroma. Dry roasty coffee flavours. No sign of honey sweetness, but that’s alright by me. A short finish but it’s good enough. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.6 Score unaltered