Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, grainy and coffee
Benzai (8139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Dark brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly bitter, slightly hop and slightly earthy. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad.
Niall73 (1685) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a dark coke colour with an off white head. Dusty, light dark chocolate aroma with a little coffee. Light to medium body. Sweet with some milk chocolate, caramel, lemon, grass, light orange. Its a bit thin, but its OK.
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - Light roast malts and toast. Deep brown with no head. Toasted malts and alight finish.
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is earthy nutty roast , light spiced on the mose. Flavour is choc, earthy roast . palate is a bit thin and low carbonation. A bit watery. Lingering choc.
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Recent but much appreciated dark mild with a yellowish beige head and very dark reddish brown colour; aroma of dark fruits, dates, raisins, caramel, butter (diacetyl) but also a lot of roasted malts (coffee, bitter chocolate) which I had not expected in this style and reminds me more of a stout. Fruity taste, soft and buttery, caramel, creamy, gently evolving to a dry, roasted bitter finish. Interesting but not a ’real’ or at least typical mild to me.
Philym (983) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown, no head.
Aroma: Chocolate, toast, grassy/hay, stewed prunes.
Taste: Low sweetness and bitterness, medium sourness.
Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, low/average carbonation, citric sharpness and sourness in a lingering chocolate malty finish.
Comments: Tasty, strong acetic notes, a bit like a Flemish sour ale.
jjsint (737) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not black but darkest possible brown. Did not like the sulphur aroma. The taste is full of contradiction: sour, yeast, roast malt, coffee, herbs. Nice sweet finish. OK overall.
wimpyjoe (3763) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely tasting full bodied ale with a mild texture. It is mild roasted with a slightly sweet aroma.
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. interesting to read other reviews and i agree. Extremely potent and heavy for what it is. massively full on flavour. Tastes of very strong coffee/alcohol/toffee. Very nice but cannot have more than one.