jdmorgan (13) - West Midlands, - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black, sticky and flavoursome. Treacle. Lovely drop from three tuns in bishops castle.
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Armoury, Shrewsbury. Pours pitch black with black molasses, treacle & liquorice, with a thick sweetness of raisins, plums and just a touch of ginger. Very nice.
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity from main bar at Shrewsbury Folk Festival Friday 22 August 2013 Pours black with off-white, chewy big beer with black treacle and black mollasses, sticky beer toffee showing. Interesting. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Kings Head, Leicester. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are raisins, berries and dark treacle with molasses. Vinous with chocolate and some roast malts. Herbal with soft spices. Flavours are sweet molasses with dark treacle and hints of honey. Sweet yet not cloying with a fruity, raisin finish and warming, spicy alcohol. Very nice.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-pint: hand-pulled on 26 Mar 2013 at a Shropshire Cask Festival in ’The Haygate’ Wellington.
Dark, rich and very sweet. Looked fine, an almost black body with a good creamy head of tanned foam.
The aroma given off was of a sweet alcoholic fruit cake heavily laden with plums, the taste followed suit.
A bit too sweet, even for my palate: a nice night cap though after drinking pints of lighter and less alcoholic beers earlier in the session.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at Bristol Beer Festival 14/3/2013. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet treacle notes, prunes, some marzipan, liquorice and a hint of ginger with a moderately bitter finish. Very good.