leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty Weetabix with toffee and chocolate. Raisins with plummy notes and bready yeast. Some burnt toast with hints of lemon. Flavours are sweet molasses and dark toffee with earthy, woody notes. Herbal with some liquorice. Chocolate with creamy oak barrel. Dry and peppery on the finish with bitter lemon. Nice.
Pizd (359) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Nearly black in colour, small tan head. Aroma of malt, fruits and some cocoa. Roasted malt flavour with berries and dark chocolate. Quite a pleasant drink.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump George Bridport 14/08/13. A black beer with a whitish bubbly head. A nice old ale type beer with good sweetness and brown fruitsd. Nice balanced with some toffee and chocolate. Well condtructed pleasant and moreish.
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The George, Bridport; black, thin loose beige head; good roast malt aroma; tastes of roast malt, licquorice, red fruit; a gentle sweetness; smooth; some milk chocolate and booze on the sweet finish; classic stuff - a previous poster said ’mellow’ and they’re spot on; one of my favourite beers from my home county.
mike_77 (2421) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Smooth, rich, creamy. Flavours of sweet red fruits come through but it remains a well balanced bitter.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rocklands Club Redditch,Worcs.
Pours nearly black with a one finger head.Nice roast malt aroma.In the taste roast malt and chocolate with a hint of fruit.Smooth and satisfying and easy to drink.
mr_h (2102) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear very dark red (near black), bubbly tan head, roasted malt aroma, sweet dark chocolate flavour, smooth, very easy to drink, nice
k0mpsa (748) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the harp, london. Nice black color with white head. Aroma of banana and sweetness. Banana and sweetness in taste too. Tasty ale.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (PBBF2012, Wed)
A touch of cocoa in the aroma, otherwise a classic strong English ale. Dark reddy brown, small head. Soft palate, carbonation low. Caramelly. Not so exciting, but very tasty. Full, sweetish, but very mellow. A tasty strong ale.
mt_hall (70) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very dark red/brown, with a head of small, light brown bubbles that disappeared quickly. Surprisingly little aroma. Rich caramel to start (though not at all sweet), and a dry/bitter finish. Good.