dynamiteninja (1290) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Thin tan head, black body. Roasty qualities, chocolate, cold coffee, treacle. Harsh bitterness, sweet notes.Gloopy, soft mouthfeel, warming, with a dry finish. 8 5 8 4 15 Cask. The Old White Swan Inn, York. Dark brown body, medium off white head. Caramel, toffee, fruity, roastiness, kola nut, chocolate. Bittersweet. Dry finish. 8 4 7 3 15
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown; maybe a bit of haze. Chewy, toffee, peanutty - rich, very attractive aroma. Toffee-molasses palate with light raisins and vague toast. Everything has come together really well here.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Horniman. Pours cloudy brown with a strong, foamy off-white head. Cocoa and roasted malt aroma. Fairly sweet with a strong hot chocolate character. Medium bodied with fine carbonationM finishes dry and roasty with some dark malt sweetness. Good stuff.
JohnRMurdoch (2701) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Cask @ Geordie’s Byre, Ayr. Grassy malt aroma. Very dark brown colour. Roasted grassy malt flavour. Acceptable. Was not on handpump so I suspect it is probably better than this rating suggests.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Cumberland. Opaque black-brown with tan head. Rich dry dark malt aromas: the dust of coal, coffee, and cocoa. Soft mouthfeel. Tastes sweeter than it smells while still remaining sophisticated, with totally integrated mellow flavors. The flavors really come together. Not chocolate, not coffee , just deep mild rich solid malty goodness. Sessionable!
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small and bubbly off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee and some grainy malt. Dry and malty flavour with chocolate and fruit notes.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Football Pub.
Dark brown - offwhite head. Smokey. Fruity. Licorice. Dark malts. High malty. Light thin finish.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask - Pours dark amber with a lasting tan head. It smells of roast malt, caramel, and coffee. The flavor is of sweet caramel malt and dark roast bitterness with some hops. It’s medium bodied and enjoyable.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the World’s End, Edinburgh. Very malty aroma with chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Decently roasted flavor—slightly sour—with chocolate, caramel and a rich, dry, finish. A bit too sour (old?), but nice stuff.
solifugid (16) - New Paltz, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at a pub on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Black in color with little transparency with a thin, lasting, white head and bready aroma. Tastes malty with slight sweetness and notes of bread and raisins with a bitter aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel characteristic of cask ale. Phenomenal beer--definitely getting a pint next time I’m in Scotland.