jfb (3153) - - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draught) pours a pitch black colour with a foamy dark beige head, quite viscous. aroma of chocolate icing and raisins, lingonberries, brown sugar, caramel and a light sherry-like oxidation. flavour is sticky toffee, vanilla and chocolate icing, more oxidation, raisins and a medium roasted-bitter finish, alcohol is expertly hidden. heavy-bodied with very soft carbonation.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The White Horse, Parsons Green SW6. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a fruity roasted malty dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Fruity roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit finish.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Southampton Arms. Dark brown almost black with no head at all. Very thick texture, oily. Aroma is roast malt, creamy, lots of alcohol. Touch of coffee too. Tastes quite like Baileys, with a lot of dark fruit and red wine. Little bit of vanilla in there somewhere and a touch of cherry, but lots of booze. Tastes much stronger than 7.4%. Little bit of spice too. Nice but maybe not very subtle.