anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and toffee aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty toffee and caramel finish.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at GBBF 2010 ... dark brown ... soft chocolate roast tofffee malt ... thin woody roast ... light chocolate
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Wellington, Birmingham 31/08/10. Near black in colour with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, slightly ashy malts and dark fruit. Flavour had more chocolate and fruit, a slightly sour edge and soft, bitter finish, Very enjoyable.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Deep ambery brown colour, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, some dark dry fruits as well as mild liquorice. Flavour is fruity, sour wooden notes as well as some bready and mild liquoriceish notes.
joe19612 (1610) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Pours a chocolate black with no head. Real fruity aroma with roasted malts. Real malty and fruity taste which leads to a good dry finish.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF. Almost black, frothy head. Fruity, earthy, hints of roast and chocolate. Likeable.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2010. Very dark brown. Quite watery. Nasty aroma - I think renfissch’s comment was "slug slime" - I got ammonia and off milk/cheese. Flavour has some of the same characteristics. Some dark fruits. Cleanish finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has light notes of coffee, candied malt, deep auburn, red at the sides, pours a small toffee head, leaves some pretty lace. Flavour is roasted malt, a bit of coffee. Light bodied, very well balanced, lovely bitterness, a smooth suppin’ beer. Terrific session!
renffisch (681) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BBF 2010 Nutty roast nose with slight amonia, jasmine and washing powder to it. Bitter lovely woody quaffable stuff. Very dark in colur. Nice
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London, 20 Nov 2008) Black colour with frothy, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, dark fruit and prunes. Roasted, malty taste with coffee, chocolate, dark rye bread and hints of citrus in a fairly bitter finish. More hops than usuallly found in a mild. Fairly thin body. Nice and tasty mild.