DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity, Derby Winter BF, 17/02/12. Walnut with copper edges under a decent, cream-hued festival head. Aroma of cocoa-dusted forest fruits. Is very nice. Quite a lush raspberry and blackberry pavlova thing happening with leathery, Germanic, cocoa-sprinkled malts beneath. Love that discreet twang of berries and smoke. One of the best beers of the day.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewpub, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, white foam head. Very nice, rich toasty dark grain bread nose. Light sweet flavor with some toast, mild cocoa and dark bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Nice condition. Lightly sweet to finish with more of the same characteristics: dark bread, cocoa, light coffee. Very solid brown ale. Exceptionally well balanced. This style doesn’t get much love, and fair enough as most breweries don’t give brown ales any respect. This beer, on the other hand, certainly reflects some care and attention. Good work.
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at Reading BF] Gleamingly clear deep copper, aroma of tropical fruits. Pineapple dominates the flavour, with hints of caramel and roastiness behind. But yeah, really, really pineappley. Weird. But I like it. c7
Beer5000 (5865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ the brewpub. Nice looking, very dark amber body with a moderate sized beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, chocolate and dark berries. Nice roasted malt flavor with dry fruit and bitter chocolate and coffee. Moderate bitterness. Fine body and a pleasant aftertaste. Nice and tasty ale that goes well together with the tapas plate.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, toast, fruits, toffee and some mild dark berries. Flavour is sweet liquorice, some mild toffee, roasted malts as well as some slight ashes.
BeerViking (4107) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Cask at the Botanist. Deep mahogany brown with malt, yeast and dark fruit cake on the nose. Fullish body with notes of burnt fruit cake, dark chocolate a little red wine. Dry bitter finish. Re-rate: new head brewer Johannes Lux has tweaked the recipe to make this a bit nuttier and a bit less bitter. It’s definitely more of a nut-brown ale now.
omhper (23323) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury. Nut brown, roasty chocolate aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Flavourfuk with dark chocolate and coffee as main components. Low bitterness. Nice.
evergreen0199 (2976) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Botanist, Kew Green. A dark mahogany coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, nutty, malty, hint of caramel and dark fruit.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull at The Botanist. Clear deep ruby, average lasting creamy/foamy tan head. Simple slightly sweet nutty/floral aroma, no cola, a little cocoa. Taste follows, just a little bit of cola syrup, still peetry much no alcohol. Light body and carbonation, finishes quickly - a bit of scorched malt in the aftertaste.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ Hop Pole Inn, [ Hop Pole Beer Festival & Aylesbury Brewhouse Grand Opening 2011 ], 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP19 9AZ.
Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty, roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.