maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester 07/03/13. As black as night with a little beige head. Very mild. A bit of roast. No noticeable smoke. Pretty plain really and doesn’t suit its name. It went down.
SarkyNorthener (1960) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Cask@Lychgatetavern, Wolverhampton. Black with flashes of red in a certain light, medium head. Aroma reminds me of an Islay single malt Whisky; smoked peat. The taste resonates with peat smoke though it is not overpowering. Also has the coffee and chocolate tones you would expect in a porter. Almost full bodied on the palate with a spicy aftertaste in the finish. This is a world class beer, a great balance between a porter and a smoked beer. Give me more!