Leighton (14705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Dark brown pour, soft, light beige head. Lots of mocha and roasted malts on the nose. Flavor holds plenty of burnt malts, baking cocoa, bit of graham cracker and wood. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with long-lasting burnt malts, perhaps a touch watery, but overall alright.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled cask at the Egham BF. Ruby/black without a head. Sweet watery malts with a touch of caramel. Fresh tasting but flat and dull.
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 Cask,Dark Ale Days 2010 - Edwardstone White Horse.Black with no head,aroma of milk chocolate,taste of strong roasted malt,powder,bitter choc and coffee,long dry finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity, at Cambridge Beer Festival ’09. Despite the low gravity, this had everything you could wish for in a mild ale. Very dark brown. Ash and leather aroma. Sour ashy taste. Mid bitter finish. More flavour than many stouts.
jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 Cask at Edwardstone white horse, suffolk. full of flavour for a beer below 3%. very pleasant, hints of chocolate and roasted malts. lingering and moreish aftertaste. well worth a try with so much taste for a low abv. I also took some of this with me up the old man of coniston and enjoyed it at the top,
realale100 (2) - USA - MAR 15, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 Cask behind bar at Edwardstone white horse, suffolk. Also at pigs ear fest 08. Much improved from pigs ear fest. A very dark mild, amazing flavour for it’s strength and is brilliant to have if you don’t want to drink just to get plastered. lovely Roasted malt flavour. Agreed, very very drinkable.
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2009 Gravity dispense at Pig’s Ear Festival 2008, London
The aroma is only burnt malt and nuts. The mouthfeel is smooth enought to limit that unpleasant flavor, that rises again at the end. An "ok" beer, nothing special.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2008. Black, no real head. Roasted malt choc aroma. Bit watery in mouth. Quite bitter choc on finish. Fair amount of bitter dark choc flavour for a 2.9% beer. Lacks a little condition. But its ok. Some smoked charcoal
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2008.
Smoke, chocolate, rather thin.
Could have done with some more bory, but there are limits to what you can do at this strength. Very drinkable.