oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep brown colour, small brown head. Not really much of an aroma, mainly dark fruits and some earth. Flavour is mainly dry grass, dark fruits and some sour wood along with herbal notes.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2015 500ml bottle from the brewery. Deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Spicy deep dark fruits on aroma. Some diacetyl, empty boiled sweet malt in mouth. Aroma isn?t great cos of too mcuh butter, in fact not great overall.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty fruity dark fruit flavor. Roasted malty dark fruit finish.
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark colour, tiny head. Beautifully malty aroma. Fruity, hints of roasted malt and nuts. Very pleasant.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml from Waitrose, Lymington, Hampshire. Pours a deep mahogany colour with a rich tan head. Sweet aroma of molasses and liquorice. Liquorice is very prominent in the taste, as is the sweetness. Has a hint of a brazil nut aftertaste, followed by a short lived bitterness. A full bodied ale but there’s not enough going on – no real complexity to excite the palate. Not to my liking but I can see why it might appeal to those with a sweet tooth.
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at New Inn, Gloucester] Dark brown, smooth palate, quite strong caramel flavour.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark and slightly sharp.Almost stout like with some nutiness.Reasonable and would drink again.
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up in Swanage, Dorset 20-06-06. Dark reddy brown in colour, there is some nuttiness as deScription suggests, but quite fruity and a little on the sweet side malt and hops also show well. A fine if not particularly enthralling beer.
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a large light brown head. Burnt sugar, licorice, malts and fruit in the aroma. Flavours are complex mix of the same elements, more emphasis on the licorice, with some nice bitterness in the finish. Full bodied, smooth and moderately carbonated mouthfeel. i can see that some might find it a bit sickly sweet; but not me, very good.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Railway, Newton Abbot 05/01/2003
Black strong in alcohol and slightly fruity. Some bitterness in the finish.