jjsint (2258) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask @ the NWAF ’14, Derby. Black, very black. Joy! Slightly burnt raisin toast in the aroma, along with Xmas pud and strong alcohol. Taste is sweet just short of cloying. Perfect. It is rare when an ale this strong justifies its ABV. What a great beer.
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours deep opaque black with a small frothy off-white film head. Aroma has oak, light port, raisins, plums. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of raisin, plums, mild chocolate. Cloves and coriander as well. Quite bitter malty finish. Christmas?
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Clapton Hart - London. Pours dark brown with a tight, creamy beige head. The aroma has lots of dark fruits and toffee. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich dark fruits, a bit of earthy bitterness, burnt toffee, vanilla, raisins. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with sticky sugars, raisins, light wood, earth and burnt toast. Rich and hefty stuff.