Christian (11319) - 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 (13895) - 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 (3672) - 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 (6829) - 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.
renffisch (849) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint at raynes park spoons. Darkest brown colour, hardly any head or lace. Sweet dried fruit and wood nose with a hint of banana. Strangely refreshing fruity taste with quite a bitter slightly horseblanket finish. Like
witthatsbier (302) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
malty sweet nose ,rich smokey dry malty flavour with bitter finish ,full bodied
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body, light amber-brown head, vaniila flavor with a hint of cherry, light on the palate. I liked it.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ World’s End, Edinburgh. Deep dark maroon amber. White head. Litlle lacing, Roasty, beautful mouthfeel. Best cask of Scotland i had
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 I reeled into Cov Wetherspoons off the last Brum train around midnight, alone, with no key to my hotel room, bag of Tamworth treasure slung under my arm, 26 beers in 24 hours at 2 festivals under my belt (and I don’t mean sips), expecting and hoping to be disappointed. No such luck. The tattoed young urchin behind the bar (possibly sensing my beeriness) proceeded to serve me a half of this roasty treat with the utmost delicacy, patience, and awareness of how to treat a fine ale, in a city (my hometown) and a pub I associate more with the hurling of barstools through plate glass windows than its connoisseurship of such. RESPECT. And on top of that, the beer was a good one and a (relatively) exotic one, in infuriatingly good nick. Burnt toast barley and jam aroma. Deep ruby appearing pitch, creamy beige halo and Xmas card lace. Smokily silky and burnt, cigar wreathes, cream and ashtray aroma. Really tasty, well-conditioned ale. BLOODY SPOONS.