EithCubes (5156) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, green medicine glass by 13SEPT12. Nose is somewhat fruity but extremely medicinal, toffee and caramel with some light roast and astringency, chocolate sticky foretellings. Deep dark blood red body with a blink-and-you-miss-it head. Taste is very dry, just no sweetness here at all, with light roast astringency and a hint of sourness, light bitter chocolate and a hint of wood. Rooty, woodsy. Medium body. This definitely traditional, and reminds me a lot of a light stout. Pleasant and repeatable.
Theydon_Bois (11131) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - 19/08/12.
Clear mid brown with reddish hues when held to the light and a thin bubbly tan head.
Grainy malts on the nose allied to toffee and biscuit.
Caramel/biscuit malts in the taste, a little bread, toffee, nuts a good dose of chocolate on the finish and in the aftertaste.
Light to medium bodied but too much carbonation for my liking.
Decent enought mild - the over carbonation brings it down a good 2 notches for me!
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
OMG. This stuff is absolutely rancid. on tap at a pub in Selly Oak. Honestly, 1 sip and I was disgusted at how terrible it could be. Tasted of vinegar. Awful, truly awful. You have to buy this to experience the awfulness of it. OMG I want to vom thinking about it. If I didn’t have a rule of 5 for appearance it would get 0.5.
goozen (3174) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Old Contemptibles, Birmingham: Dark brown coloured brew with an sublime bitter taste and hints of chocolade and caramel.
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh 030812
Dark brown ruby, off white creamy head, good lacing
Aroma - soft dark caramel malts, bit of dark toffee, mellow roast
Taste - soft dark caramel malts, dark toffee, light plain chocolate, touch of milk sugars
Palate - soft carb, medium body, creamy texture. Finish of soft dark toffee, light chocolate roast, fairly rapid linger
Overall - Fair amount of flavour here for 3.7%
mr_h (3334) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear red / brown ale, good creamy tan head, malty, thin body, good temperature, easy to drink
Grzesiek79 (3374) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo dobre i wytrawne w smaku piwo typu mild Ale. Ciemna barwa, średnia ale utrzymująca się piana na powierzchni podczas picia. W smaku wyrażnie zaznacza się wytrawna chmielowa goryczku, która pozostaje dłógo po przełknięciu na podniebieniu. Wyrażnie czuć palony słód.
thepeter (296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky dark brown that showed ruby highlights when held to the light. A nice moderately dense head that lasted quite a while.
S- Roasted nuts, cocoa, toffee and roasted grains
T -Dry Cocoa nibs, bitter coffee, tobacco, and roasted grains
M -Med bodied, smooth, soft on the tongue well carbonated with small bubbles. Very clean dry aftertaste
Overall, a good beer, better on cask. Went very well with my Thai green curry
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl, English brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly roasted/salty, not balanced, clear, nearly no head, nothing special
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at a Nicholson’s pub. It pours deep ruby, with a thin off-white head. The nose is dark fruit, leather, leaf, damp wood and a hint of chocolate. The taste is wood, leather, vinous aspect, leaf, dark fruit and some chocolate, with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Tastes like a cross between a mild and an old ale. Not bad.