haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - NOV 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Cask, various dispense, Burton, Notts and Brunswick BFs. Temperature was key. Too cold and the slim chocolate and fondant raspberries were frozen out. When warm, a little cloying. There was a point though when the beer felt as if it melted in the mouth, fruits oozing, sweet raisins and just that spider-stripe of raspberry riven through. Needed drinking slowly and needed drinking often. Yummy.
toshe (14) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense derbyshire ( pronounced kar-ti-paw). lovely dark porter ,aroma is smokey with a hint of chocolate and a touch of berry very enjoyable.
RichardGretton (4110) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Loughborough Beer Festival 2009. Pitch black beer with a bitter and roasted aroma, the flavour is rich, watery and roasted. Overall a nice beer.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Microbar, Battersea, 13th Feb 2009, with chriso. Smoky aroma. Dry, roasty, fruity flavour. Very good finish. Nicely drinkable with the raspberry hints being subtle and enjoyable.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Nottingham BF. A black beer with a beige head. It’s a reasonably good tasty porter but I’m not picking up the raspberries at all. There is a subtle fruitiness, but I get that in a lot of porters and stouts so nothing unusual there. It’s tasty alright.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at Oxford Beer Festival 16-10-08 Pours a very dark brown colour not much of a head but what there is, is light beige. Chocolate and hops fly around on the nose ’Coco Pops’ maybe? The taste is a little more of the same, on occasion I found this to be just ever so slightly thin, but its a pleasant chocolatey, hoppy beer
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Burton Summer Fest 08. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with woody notes. Berries, raspberry and chocolate with floral notes. Flavours are chocolate and coffee with resinous citrus notes. Woody and floral with a very dry finish. Good.