northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co., London. Didn’t write down notes on this one, but gave it good numbers. Dark, I recall it reminding me of a stout, though sweeter. Enjoyable.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell 2nd Birthday Bonanza! Cask. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Modest carbonation. Very woody start, bitter too. Turns to mellow dark malt ans a little dark fruits. Comes full circle with more woody bitterness and a dash of licorice spice. A rich beer that finishes smooth and semi dry.
Theydon_Bois (6461) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Clerko’s 2nd birthday bash, 29/06/13.
Mid black with a good bubbly tan head - a fairly handsome beer.
Nose is dark fruits, wood shavings, booze, vanilla, chocolate, light herbal/medicinal notes.
Taste comprises chocolate, sugars, dark malt, big woody bite, herbal qualities, wood bark, rich cake mix.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, dryish finish with a little booze.
Really enjoyed this, rich, complex, woody.
mR_fr0g (1779) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Craft beer company 2nd birthday. Opaque black caramel. Long lasting tan head. Boozy caramel, brown malt and brown sugar. Flavour is higher alcohols and some solvent, toffee and soft roast. Alcohol bite in the finishPalate is thinck and viscous. Some legs and some light fruit in there as well.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Craft Beer Co. Not enough Bracia too woody bit of newspaper should have more sweet sweet Bracia. Too woody
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell during the Second Birthday Celebration - London. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. Inky iodine aroma, some old leather, dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor, very woody, some cedar, dry oak, chocolate, leathery fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish with bitter cocoa and further leathery fruits. Really nice stuff overall, though not better than the sum of its parts.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CBC Clerkenwell’s 2nd Birthday Party. Note: Craft’s menu listed the ABV at 10%, while the Thornbridge pump clip listed the beer at 9%. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny khaki head. The nose is very woody, earthy. Soft notes of berry jam, herbs. Ink. The taste is more herbs, dark spices. A bit of cherry and toffee. Roasted forest fruits covered in cocoa. Strong woody accents dominate the finish. Slighty boozy, tangy. Full body, rich. Overall, I found this a bit muddled. Others at the party loved it, so opinions were divided. Still, reasonably tasty stuff.