Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump at FFTMC, Oxford 04.12.10 Pour’s black with a filmy but also bubbly light beige head. Some cocoa powder on the nose. Roasty but also a little bitter in the mouth, cocoa again along with dark fruit’s powdery bitter good quality cocoa, some liquorice, lovely stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
imdownthepub (13226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Virtually black with oddly white head. Lots going on in this beer as you would expect from this Brewery. Licorice notes initially laced with dark roasted coffee and yule log. There is a berry fruitiness in the close. A very pleasant beer.