mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Angleterre, 20140117) The beer poured black. Its head was small, almost white and it lasted long. Aroma had chocolate, toasted malts and sweet hops. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, chocolate, sweet hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was toasty and bitter. A nice balanced stout.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CPK. Deep reddish brown with basically no head. The nose is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, syrup and fudge. Certainly sweet over roasted flavors. The taste is rich chocolate, blackberry fruit, mild vanilla. The finish is lightly dry and hoppy. Smooth and creamy. Soft. Overall, this is a beer of great economy - you get a lot of flavor for your 4.1%. Very nice.
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Dark and glutinous. Gentle hot choc flavour. Pretty smooth, with a nice, easy going feel. Slight metal aftertaste, but overall it’s more good product from this excellent brewery. I thought this might be a Mild, as I am obsessed by the style and reasoned that it lacked the neccessary oomph for a Stout. But I’ll bow to Ian’s judgement and accept that it’s one less Mild rate :(
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Angleterre. Dark brown, thick lasting light brown head. Toasted malty, slightly sweet aroma, hint of coffee. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, mild coffee notes. Thinnish, but quite tasty. Dry salty finish.
VastActiv (2531) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of coffee, hints of chocolate, dryness, hints of salt and roasted malts. Quite thin naturally.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Smokey roast nose. Very drinkable. Dry body with earthy hops. Nicely done.
RichTheVillan (2410) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Victoria; dark chestnut brown pour with quickly dissapating soapy beige head, coffee aroma, quite a thin watery stout with some coffee and chocolate, and a hint of sweet brown sugar.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned at Reading BF 2006 (Sunday). Black with slight ruby. Thin malt and a nice raisin characer. A touch roasty in the finish matched with some sweetness.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Reading 06: Black with a ruby hue. Tan head. Nice choc, simple roast malts. Not bad.
stravale (2033) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ York Tap, 290412
Black, ruby edges, off white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malt and touch of burnt toast
Taste - roasted malt, hedgerow hops, touch of espresso, light dark fruits, bit of burnt toast, light chocolate
Palate - thin to medium body, soft carb, quite smooth. Finish has some burnt toast
Overall - It’s OK - expected better from Thornbridge