dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium off white head. Dark oak body. Mild malt, chocolate, oak, banana, red fruit, blackberry. Sweet with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Charlies.
Black coloured with a small off-white head.
Roasted aroma of caramel and licorice with notes of dried fruits and smoke.
Roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits.
Ungstrup (30813) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Charlies’s Bar, Copenhagen. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, and a bit of coffee, leading to a bitter finish. The mouthfeel is smooth.
mike_77 (3999) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma with a little bit of treacle. It’s bittersweet and a bit sticky with a rich taste including some chocolate and a bit of smoke.
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at Charlies. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted breadish. Dark malty, chocolate, breadish roasted and vague liqourice. Smooth dark malty and roasted breadish finish.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous dark chocolate malty goodness, utterly easy to drink and, if it’s your style, very moreish.
mr_h (3743) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (21 Apr 12) - very dark red ale, thick oatmeal head, good temperature, chocolate aroma, toffee / chocolate, smooth
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear black ruby in colour with a thick tight creamy buff head. Slight hit of espresso coffee and dusty black malt in the short aroma. Thick creamy mouthfeel and decent lacing. Dark malts give robust strong flavours, with dusty black malt giving burnt toast on initial flavour. Then smokey overtones of roasted malts with black coffee and juicy overipe bramble fruit - long in intensity comes through. Dry bitter hop resins impart a strong peppery note to the aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with sweet treacle toffee, chocolate fondant and dry wood smoke notes. This is a complex mild, full of flavour and depth. Well recommended.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 11/12/2003
Dark red coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a slightly roast flavoured lasting finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Mahogany black witha beige collar. Faint chocolate malt and some vanilla. Plenty of earth and bread with a hint of coffee and more milky chocolate in the finish. A little dull but drinkable.