RichTheVillan (849) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; black pour with tan head, sweet malt aroma, sweet malts come through in the taste light smokiness a little bit of chocolate, very good.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at cloisters ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... big chocolate malts ... mellow smooth creamy malts ... mellow roast ... heavy malts .. chocolate malts ...
wimpyjoe (1687) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick creamy head. There’s plenty of roasted malts in both aroma and taste but contained within a mild body.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cheshire Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol October 2012. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits and coffee. Flavour had more fruit, a touch of chocolate and dryish finish. Very good.
deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Holborn Whippet. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has roasted malts and plum with a bit of backing smoke. Flavor has plum throughout with dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of backing smoke.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Holborn Whippet. Poured dark with a frothy white head. Aroma of roast malt, berry and some coffee. Medium to full bodied, flavour of dark berry fruit.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Fest ’12. Dark brown with cream head. Initially sweetish and smooth with a squashed berry type flavour, then quite port like but without the alcohol note. Didn’t get any heat really, but the berr did become quite smooth. Pretty good.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a cream foam. Aromas are earthy with blackberry and light roast coffee Lightly smoky with mellow grapefruit. Flavours are fruity with dry, peppery, earthy notes and some nutty coffee. Mixed berries with grapefruit bitterness. Lacks depth and malts. Decent.