viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the wenlock. Some maple or caramel here, like a pudding beer, chewy and cakey. Nice but perhaps a bit sickly over a couple of pints. Deep brown red.
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the 3rd Oct 2013 my wife and I had 22 half-pints between us at the 35th Telford Beer Festival: this was one of those 22.
Hand-pulled, this was deep red in colour, with a beige head that hung around and gave some heavy lacing.
Rich malty molasses ruled the sweet aroma and taste: toffee and caramel notes ooze out of this brew and fill your senses, I really liked this beer. Sadly we had others to try or Iíd have stayed on this all afternoon.
The beer at the festival that suited my taste buds the most: a bit too malty and sweet for the wife.
jmgreenuk (4360) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear deep mahogany with a reddish hue and a big frothy light tan head. The aroma is malty with some fruit and hops. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a smooth, dark toffee, liqourice, malty palate with a rich chewy consistency.