The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity dispense at Twickenham Beer Festival 2015. Very dark brown, clear, still, small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is chocolate cheesecake with cream, chocolate gateaux too. Very nice and inviting. Body is light, smooth, watery. Taste is light and sweet, sugary malt, very watery flavour, soggy biscuits. Blergh. A pity, because this smells great.
ManVsBeer (8057) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leeds Beer Festival 2015. Brown coloured and sweet tasting, with small flashes or roasted malt. Sticky textured but easy drinking.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured a dark brown, with a rocky beige head. Aroma of coffee, earth and toffee. Treacle and dark malt flavours, with some ash. Finish was grainy, with grassy hop and burnt bitterness.
minutemat (3853) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gravity Cask @ Cambrain Railway Station as part of Oswestry Food & Drink Festival July 14. Pours like flat coke, black, minimal bubbles. Mild malts, muted fruits, very light flavours.. a bit forgettable.
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the malt and hops... Deep red brown... Thin tan head... Soft blackcurrant toffee nose... Soft dull toffed... Very thin... Little licorice
BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hand-pulled half-pint after a long day of drinking: 24 Aug 2013, in the last pub of the day, The Crown Inn, Oakengates.
Deep ruby body, headless with a thin beige collar.
Slightly off-ish aroma, turning to vinegar maybe: should have took it back I suppose. Taste wasn’t much better actually. Some chocolate and coffee notes, but the beer was ’on the turn’.
I’ll re-review if I ever have it again.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 On cask at Bhurtpore Inn, Wrenbury. Pours coffee brown with light tan head. Smokey and creamy mild, very good, smooth and easy drinking. Recommended. Up to form again 23/5/13 at All Nations Inn, Madeley.