DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, Octo’s birthday crawl, The Pub, Leicester, 30/06/12. Glossy, beige-lidded black with ruby winks. Coffee, burnt nuts and cinder toffee aroma. Fine and mellow-roasted with liquorice, espresso, burnt wood, lactic and berry streaks. Bitter linger; dark, raisiny black chocolate. Very nice.
dogbomb (751) - ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Black, very slight ruby hint. Thick dark tan head. Coffee, milk chocolate, malt in the nostrils. Mouth is smooth. Some light plum, more coffee and milk chocolate, some vinous fruits in the finish. Could do with a little more kick.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Very dark brown with a bubbly beige foam. Aromas are earthy peat with gritty roast malts and some nuttiness. Hints of lactose and oatiness with background chocolate. Flavours are rich roast coffee with grapefruit and dark chocolate bitterness. Some chocolate sweetness. Lots of pepper to finish. Decent.