duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@Twickenham Beer Festival. Woah, sweet sticky butterscotch all over the place. Lots of caramel. This was too sweet and for me, lacked depth of character, too one dimensionally sweet, and almost sickly .
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not really very strong for a strong ale, I felt this was leaning towards old ale territory. Rich tawny/red colour. Quite dark. Distinctly woody with dried fruit (prunes), treacle toffee caramel and a big licorice hit in the flavour. Some vinous edges and a touch of tartness on the finish that produces a sweet and sour overall effect. All these elements are subtly present in the aroma but they come to the fore and combine convincingly on the palate. Not sure this was the ideal beer for the hottest day of the year, but quite impressive nonetheless. Cask (handpump), Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock.
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at The Anchor, Seatown, Dorset. Deep chestnut colour with tan head. This is a heady alcohol licorice flavoured beer with a fruity warm mouthfeel. A sipping beer to be savoured.
SilkTork (5188) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask, Claret Free House, Near Croyden. Darkest russet brown with cappuccino head. Initially nasty cheap hand soap floral aroma but becomes more woody and raisin like as drink progresses. Sweet stout flavours with a mingle of liquor. Mmm, this grows in flavours - moving into Imperial Stout territory. A damn fine ale, beautifully served - slightly warmer than previous two drinks in the same pub, as appropriate for a beer of this style.