chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011, best before October 2011. Very dark brown colour. Beige head. Lively condition. Dark, rich malty aroma. Also berry fruit. Maybe a little clammy. Fruity and a little woody on the palate. Also hints of chocolate and some herbal bitterness. Plenty going on here. Interesting and tasty. A very decent strong ale.
madmitch76 (13039) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Very dark brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate with a little fine carbonation. Smooth malt, slightly dark in character. Mild lacto. Pleasant fruits on the back end. Candy fruits and a touch of parma violet sweets. Very subtle coffee. Smooth finish. Liking these Nobby’s Old Ales.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the Charotar Patidar Samaj, Leicester 19/03/2005
Dark mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a slightly dry lasting malt finish.
mile (2651) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolate with milk. Body is moderate and malty and sweetish, light caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolates. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, light vinous notes with light hoppyness. OK strong ale with roastiness - not too sweet.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color, decent steady beige head, lace. Light toasted aroma, some coffee. Medium-bodied. Some caramel, then toasted malty, coffeish flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Rounded, a ok.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007).
Different taste every mouthful. Some chocolate, some sourness, some wateryness.
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 08. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas are earthy and smoky with bitter coffee. Some liquorice. Flavours are rich coffee with some berry fruitiness. Viscous and sticky on the palate. A change to all the golden ales at this festival.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Very dark brown. Ashy leathery aroma. Hints of sweaty car seat and marmite. Mid bitter finish. This isn’t the sort of stuff to be drinking at noon. But it’s good.
ration (1886) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
080313. Bottle at home (alesbymail). Pours dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma caramel malts. Medium bodied. Not Bad.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, light roasted, leather notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, licorice, dark roasted malt, chocolate malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.