Iznogud (286) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Pontefract Castle, London, UK. Pours brown, roasted malt and hops aroma. Medium Body. Sweetish with some coffee flavor.
Grumbo (454) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Dark brown, almost black colour, with a skightly off white head. Roasted malt aroma with hops and spices. Medium body. Slightly sweet. Mild bitterness to finish.
SaintMatty (4521) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Clarence Tavern, Gosport) - Black with a small head. Honey, roasted malt, black treacle and marzipan covered chocolate in the aroma. Smooth and roasted taste with notes of chocolate, honey, malt and liquorice detected.
Beersiveknown (2397) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. At first fairly bland but on warming developed coffee and dark fruits. Nose dull, medium body, low carb.
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bridge House, Belfast. Deep copper colour, almost black, with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with hops and spices and a hint of licorice. Light to medium body with a creamy feel to it. Lightly sweet with a nice roasty flavour and a bitter finish. Well balanced and very pleasant. (2011-06-10)
mr_h (2322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (26 May 12) - dark red ale, bubbly oatmeal head, sweet malt, good temperature, toffee, chocolate, sweet, good carbonation, very easy to drink, nice
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear brown with a small, off-white foam head. Nice dark coffee, dark toast nose. Lightly sweet flavor with lots of dark toast, background cocoa, coffee, burnt wood and dirt. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Mild sweet finish, faintly smokey with some dry cocoa and a bit of dirtiness. Not bad, though lacking a bit in condition.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, honey, chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with a fairly subtle honey character. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at bow bar ... deep thin head ... soft mellow roast fruits nose... mellow roast ... quite a lot of honey ... soft fruits ... mellow malts ... soft mellow and very easy drinking ... i like this ... quite a lot
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 01/05/12 A dark dark ruby coloured beer with an off-white bubbly head. A sweet honeyed mild. Chocolate and licorice too. A nice body. A tasty mild where the honey doesn’t bother me. Did suffer for being too warm - in a Spoons! - but still more than decent.