VastActiv (2003) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dryness and roasted malts. Sorry but mild ales as real ale are quite useless and watery but this one is better than average.
tiong (2926) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki
Pours dark brown, almost black with a thick bubbly head. Aroma of roastiness, hints of berries, fruits and grassy hoppiness. Taste is smooth, watery and light bodied with a touch of roastiness, nutty notes, berries and hops. Finish is bitter, dry and roasty with some mild hoppiness. Okay, quite smooth and slightly watery mild ale
planky84 (1865) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Blackcurrant and raisin aroma. Dark fruit and licorice flavour. Quite dry. Light bitter finish.
Niall73 (897) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a dark brown. Some dark sugars, a little fruity. Medium to light body. Some burnt caramel, watery cola with some lemon. It's OK.
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cgarvieuk (12767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at reading... deep brown .. very light lacing ... soft sweet light meaty malt nose ... dark fruits ... dark malts ... dark fruits ... ok
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dec 2012 - draught - bittersweet mild porter with a bit of smoke. Not bad.
allmyvinyl (1803) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Mr Foley’s, Leeds. Pours dark ruby with an off-white head. good lacing. Not much aroma, some fruitiness. Big caramel and raisin flavour though. Subtle hop bite. Little thin on the finish.
garthicus (2567) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Craft Beer Co. Appearance: Dark brown almost black colour, decent frothy off white head. Aroma: Malty, bread, dark fruits and lightly spicy. Flavour: Malty and toasty with dark fruits, a good creamy mouthfeel with berries and nuts, nice long bitter finish.
leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 13. Dark brown with a thin foam. Aromas are nutty with light cocoa and light winter fruit. Weetabix with dusty yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with light chocolate and roast malts. Quite a nutty simple mild but a good one.
jamesie1857 (1181) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - One of the favourites down the CnH, was sure I’d rated it in 2012, but surprised to note I’d not even drunk one in the entire year, despite it being on a pump just about every time I went in. Anyway, dark reddish brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins and dark bread. Malty, slightly fruity taste with dark bread, raisins, prunes and a dry finish with a mild bitterness. Light body, mainly dry. Quite nice, and a good session beer.