tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, - FEB 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Pembury Tavern
Ruby black colour. Intriguing nose of spices and fruit. Bold dark fruit flavours with a hint of port richness and a smack of spice. Some fruit tartness and a lingering finish.
Different, and very good.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the NWAF, Derby, ’14. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Toffee malt and orchard fruit aroma. Flavours of toffee apple and sultana. Quite a smooth texture. Nice.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pembury Tavern. Dark malt, thick palate, sweet with hints of liquorice and tobacco. Heavy but enjoyable.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Opaque black beer. Dark malt and bubblegum on the nose. Pretty much the same for the flavour. A little bit too much like hard work.
FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich gold - has a hop haze. Bit of marmitey yeast in the aroma. Fairly thick in the mouth. Some marmite in the taste too. Wouldn’t mind trying another sample of this, as I’m not sure this was exactly what the brewer planned with all the yeast. (He wasn’t there to ask.)
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 29/11/2011. Dar brown with a slight, off-white head. Fruit cake aroma of figs, cinnamon, muscavado sugar and raisins with a touch of liquorice. Sweet, caramel and berry fruit flavours, with more spice and a warming, sweet alcohol finish. A good beer for a cold night.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - cinnamon and dried fruit
A - dark brown with little head
T - light sweet and spicy
P - full and soft
O - nice, but the cinnamon takes over
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Pembury. Had as a side by side with the Minotaur. Pours a cola brown, with a small beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, aniseed and light smoke. Taste is a light smoke, strong roasted malt, a light aniseed, and a bitter finish.
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern. Pours a dark, ruby-brown with a fine, off-white film. Dark, ripe and lightly sour fruits greet the nose, with some hints of toffee, chocolate, booze and bread. Flavor is dinmaic and rich. Medium sweet and quite spicy, with a "holiday" spice character. Perhaps some notes of nutmeg or pumpkin. Cherries and grapes, light alcohol, some mild citrus bitterness. Medium to full in body with light carbonation and subtle warmth. More holiday character in the finish, with lightly toasted malts, dark and ripe fruits, faint dryness and some modest, earthy bitterness. Good beer, if not outstanding. Alcohol is pretty well mixed into the overall character, and the holiday spiciness makes this a nice seasonal.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity, at 2nd Wellington BF, Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a sweet malty aroma. Taste is sweet and oily with suggestions of marmite and spices. Gentle bitterness. To be perfectly honest, after six much weaker beers, I found this rather hard going. Yes, you need to sip a half of this on a ’chill winter evening’.