maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Mermaid St Albans 03/08/12. A black beer with a little head and off-white lacing. A sweet and sour stout. Said to have vanilla but I didn’t get any. It’s a reasonable stout but the sourness doesn’t sit particularly right.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Merchants Inn, Rugby - 25/07/12.
Pours a dark brown to black with a thinnish tan head.
Malts in the aroma, a little leather, dark fruit and chocolate.
Tastes of roasted malt, quite sweet, pinch of chocolate.
Dry and sweet in the finish, lacking in body and somewhat on the watery side.