Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the White Horse Pub, London. Pours brown with a modest, off-white head. Lightly roasted malts in the aroma with faint mocha. Flavor is modestly sweet with notes of ash, cocoa and tobacco, along with a fair amount of dry bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes is lightly dry with lingering, dark and roasted malts. Not bad.
Ungstrup (27765) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. A brown beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, leading to a very dry roasted finish - almonst burnt.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Fox & Hounds, Houston in May 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with ruby highlights and a thin buff creamy white head. Slight whiff of burnt toast in the short aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a burnt toast and chocolate powder flavours which rapidly fade to reveal sweet notes of soft caramel and juicy blackcurrant fruit. Dusty hop prickle present in the very short aftertaste. Finish is malty with dry cask notes coming through. An ok session mild and well recommended.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Merchants 1688, Lancaster 050113
Dark brown, ruby edges, dense yellowy white head, good lacing
Aroma - soft roasted malts, light burnt toast
Taste of dark chocolate, dark malts, roasted malts, lot of flavour for 3.4%
Palate - thin to medium body, smooth. Finish of bitter roast
Overall - Good mild, maybe a bit over roasty
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask): Black in colour, tinges of red with a small but lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Smooth flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and a little coffee. Only difference to the bottle is it’s less carbonated and more smooth.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sampled cask-conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown, bubbly beige head. Vague malty and roasty aroma. Nice and well composed malty flavour of dark chocolate and blck currant. Long malty aftertaste.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Dark brownish/black colour with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malty, slightly smoky aroma. Sweet roasted malty flavor with some smoky hints.. Malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Quorn Octoberfest, 2007. Black beer with a lightly malty aroma and a slightly malty and dry flavour. Overall a nice dry and malty beer.
wyzzywyz22 (1770) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, New Oxford, Salford. Exceedingly dark brown colour; virtually black. Dissipating light brown head. Aroma packed with dark malt and coffee. Similar flavour with some sweetness and shades of licorice. Bitter finish. Pretty complex for a 3.4% brew. Meeow.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black and smoked ale with a thick creamy head on top. Smoky aroma with is more prevalent in its taste, and very pleasant.