DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Teign Cellars, Newton Abbot. Dark ruby with a rocky beige foam piled with yeasty effervescence. Aroma of clove-like esters, sahti, biscuit and chocolate. Fizzy Bovril, roasted nut, milk chocolate and beefy malt flavour finished with smoke. Blackberry and rhubarb suggestions. Not bad but a bit mad with yeast.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 14/06/14. A black beer with is ridiculously overcarbonated forming a volcanic expanding rocky whitish head. A smoky mild with hints of sweet fruitiness. A bit thin for its ABV but drinkable.
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Hogsback Brewery shop. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Some good flavours going on with coffee, some biscuit notes and some red fruits too. Tasty stuff.
allmyvinyl (4253) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In order to get more ratings done recently, I’ve been drinking a fair bit of pasteurised, force- carbonated, heavily-filtered supermarket beers. They’re mostly awful. So it’s nice to have a good bottle-conditioned British beer. And this is lovely! Big roasted aromas and flavours. Reddish brown pour, long lasting off-white head. Clean but bitter finish.
tampierre (859) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,chocolate,roast and spicy aroma ; Dark red brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with lighter bitter long finish ; Medium body ; Pleasant mild ale.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear brown with a fine, tan cream head. Dry brown bread in the nose, suggestions of cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor, some sweet chocolate, a bit of leather, dirt, dried fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some tangy, dried out fruits to finish, further leathery notes, leafy and earthy bitterness, dry cocoa. Nice.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle conditioned: shared with my father on Christmas Eve 2012.
Dark ruby red body with a good solid head of tan coloured foam on both half pint glasses.
Malty molasses rule the nose and taste: you can choose the flavours from caramel to toffee via chocolate and coffee with some peat bog notes thrown in for good measure. Interesting and a fine Mild to boot. The alcohol level is high for a Mild, which might have helped with the body depth and richness of flavours.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from Beers of Europe into a pint glass. Small bubbly head over dark red/brown, almost black beer. Light roast and chocolate aroma, very nice. Tastes of roasted malt, with a hint of chocolate and sweetness, followed by a dry aftertaste.
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little disbalanced. Deep dark red with a tan light thin lacy head. Sweet smell of chocolate, roasted malt, dust, and a fruity cherry berry. Prickly mild oily medium body. Oily vinigry, start with a bitter roast dark chocolate finish.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, dusty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, chocolate, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.