WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. JDW Counting House, Glasgow, Scotland. Interesting beer, quite jamy upfront with a smokey finish, brilliant sweet and dark beer!
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Oct, 2002:JDW, Soho. O My God! It’s time to pack my vest and toothbrush, I’m off to the south of France for a heady affair with this deep, dark and delicious brew. [4.3]
March, 2004: JDW, Faversham. Still deep dark and delicious. [4.1]
JDW, Winchester. Nov, 2015. Hugely drinkable, and lots of flavour. Give me malt, slap it down by my side. [4.1]
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Cricketers, Ipswich. Black colour, moderate roasted malts aroma. Flavour is all roasted and smoked malts with some faint vinegary sidenotes. Very nice.
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on draught at The Retreat, Reading] Creamy head; smells like an ashtray. Smoke remains in taste, but is mellowed with smooth creamy coffee and a hint of licquorice. Aftertaste smokey and a little spicey. For me this was one of the nicest English pints I’ve yet tried, but for others it’s possibly a "love it or hate it" one. As a smoked beer, it was certainly far better than a German Rauchbier I had the same night.
FatPhil (11818) - 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.
prawlie (1319) - 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.
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, 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.
Don2711 (282) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 Peaty dark malt aroma. Ruby / black appearance. Coca with burnt chocolate taste. Also hint of licorice on the palate. Nice one though. Again I favour the dark ales.
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Prince Regent, Whitchurch, Berks. Chestnut coloured with white whispy head. Burnt smokey aromas predominate and lots of highly roasted dry but smooth malt which ties the tongue into a bitter, charcoal beeriness. Very decent.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Wetherspoon’s Hammersmith.
Fine smokiness that is not overwhelming, more like a nice variantion on an ale. Smooth, refreshing, long lingering ashy finish.