Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is a good slow pint for a cold night. Deep malt sweetness with only a hint of bitterness.
worldbeertaste (1123) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate brown colour and some red elements with a tan head. Smokey malt smell. Light body with a smooth creamy feel. Starts a little sweet and frutiy with a strong full chestnut taste with a slight chocolate roast. Smokey and spicy aftertaste.
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Decent light brown head on a black beer with red highlights. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Smokey hit on the palate but also some cooked chocolate malt. Very tastey. A cross between brooklyn chocolate stout and Sclenkerla rauchbier. One of the better UK beers I’ve had recently.
berkshirejohn (3645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Chocolate brown in colour with a loose tan head; chocolate aroma; milky texture with chocolate malt flavours and perhaps a hint of smoke; the finish dry with bitter chocolate. Rather one dimensional.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Camperdown Place, JDW. Dark brown ruby reddish colour, thin beige head. Nose is very pleasant, with light roastiness, treacle, chocolate and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice. A bit light bodied, otherwise well done.
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in the Waterside Beer Festival, Seamill in August 1995. Cracking colour of black mahogany with ruby amber highlights and a buff tan head. Burnt black toast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a coplex range of flavours with roast grain, milky coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and dark berry fruit. Aftertaste is dry with spicy hop resins. Finish is very moreish with smokey flavours combining well with roast malt notes. A cracking old ale and worth seeking out.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A near black coloured beer with a good tan head and lacing. Sweetish in the mouth with liquorice flavours. Very malty. A tasty true to style old ale.
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 Cask (St Urho’s, Helsinki, Porter & Stout Days 2010) (7:5:8:5:15=4.0)
Black, bready head. Lovely gently roasted-to-burnt aroma. Lovely smooth palate, full, and a touch milky. Carbonation low. TAste is a beautiful gentle toasty roast. Perfect to session, simply delicious.
Rerate: Cask, 4th day (Kitty’s, Helsinki) (7:4+:8+:4:14=3.7)
Capers. Dark. Some spicy baked apple retronasals. Super roasty. Smooth and soft. Both heavy esters and rich roasts in finish. Super porter. Not quite as good as last time, but still a super quaffable beer.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Real Ale 0.25L glass at St Urhos Porter days. Pale beige long lasting head. Mild nose. Dark reddish black colour. Slightly sour mildly smokey malty taste. Some hints of licorice. At the end hoppy bitterness. Not very smokey. Average carbonation.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very solid old ale-stout. Really well balanced. Coffee; roasted malts and chocolate. A lovely winter brew. Consumed on tap in the Queen’s Head, Chelmsford. A fantastic beer I will look out for in bottle conditioned. Keep it up.