Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Southwark Tavern. Black with a small tan head, which doesn’t endure long. Smell is quite potent - roasted barley and smoke. Body is medium to light, carbonation is low, pretty smooth and not foamy. Taste is initially caramel coffee, moving to toffee, roasted barley, vegetable water and stewed banana, lightly bitter resin finish. This initially struck me as a very good beer but the overall impression from a pint is that the flavour is a little weak and the finish becomes a bit off-putting. Decent though.
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Inky black, just-visible red tinge when held up to bright light. Close cropped, lasting mid-brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, toast. Very balanced, round malty flavour. Thick and full, lasting but not properly bitter. Plays like a mild more than an old, but excellent nonetheless.
olliejobbins (734) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hmm this just isn’t my thing. And I had it warm. Aroma and taste both of licorice and star anise. Sour, bitterness not too bad. But really not great
JorgeLee (1154) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Prince Albert W11. Deep black in colour on first glance, ruddy highlights. Deep dark malty but not roasty, sweetish and treacly, a hint of smoke, well balanced with enough hop bitterness to keep it drinkable. Very tasty for the abv.
Beerbaron42 (45) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite! Simply delicious with a fantastic aftertaste and so very drinkable. None other can compare!
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Rob_D_UK (688) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque black with tiny tanned head. Interesting sour smell. Taste is like sour malt with a slight bitter finish.
Niall73 (1403) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the falcon, Clapham. Pours a very dark brown with a ruby edge and a tan head. Aroma is coffee, light leather and a little smoke. Medium body, mild carbonation. Licorice, treacle, a little coffee, medium bitterness. Yeah, it's not bad.
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allmyvinyl (2909) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Guildford Arms. Pours brown-black with a good tan head, great lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, burnt toast, roasted malt. Taste brings toffee, and a slight sour note. Good, but more of a stout than anything.
OwainTurner (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark colour with thick dense head... Leather smell, hint of coffee. Overall rather dull...
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Black with a good bubbly head. Lovely rich roast aroma. Chocolate malt, rich light roast, a good blend. Pretty nice, quite subtle. Just slightly lacking body. Tastes nice, but not as good as it smells. To be fair it was possibly served a little too cold.