jamesie1857 (1096) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Hare and Hounds, Padiham - Not a bad one to rack up your 1000th rate. Deep black body, thick lacing beige head. Lots of roasted notes coming through, coffee, dark chocolate, a little thin on the taste but backs it up with a nice rich smoky finish. Very enjoyable really.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - light coffee with a touch of chocolate
A - dark with little to no head
T - light sweet with mid bitter
P - full
O - a weak cold cup of coffee in a good way
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Bottle filtered - Dark brownish/black with a light ruby tint to it and a frothy lasting tan thick head. Smell of roasted malt,smoke, coffee and chocolate, Medium smooth body with a light fiz and long bitter finish. Smooth taste of bitter roast caramel malt, smoke and coffee. Lasting bitter ash taste. Nice solid ale.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 9th Feb 2011. Deep brown, zero head. Roasted nose and flavour. Nice but a bit by the numbers. Not much beyond the caramel taste and light palate.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, 3.9%. Roasted aroma. Very dark brown colour, clear, red/brown shine. Frothy light brown head, quite stable though. The flavour starts off with a fruity sweetness. Later, it turns nutty in a sweet hazelnut way.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Handsome dark colour. Decent sweetish mild. Some fruit. Some nuts. Some light roast notes. Hints of chocolate. Touches of licorice. Lots in it for a mild. Easy-drinking but by no means dull.
RichardGretton (4108) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Derby Beer Festival 2010. Pale black beer with a strongish head. The aroma is milky and roasted and the flavour is roasted and sweetly bitter. Overall an average sweetly roasted and bitter beer.
leaparsons (7492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Derby Fest 10. Very dark brown with a bubbly beige foam. Aromas are coffee, caramel and weetabix. Cream with liquorice and some nuttiness. Some hints of dark berry fruits. Flavours are sweetened coffee and chocolate with light blackberry. Smooth on the palate with a dry finish. A tasty mild.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 8/07/10. Near black with a frothy, off-white head. Roast malts, a touch of milk chocolate and hazelnut, with some dark fruit and slow, bitter finish. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester. A dark red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has primary notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce. A bit light, but nice.