RichTheVillan (3130) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wellington; clear mahogany red pour with a bubbly light tan head, light malt aroma, taste has dark fruits, wispy malts, liquorice and a hint of coffee.
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown colour. Aroma is a bit woody. Has a dark malt flavour with lingering bitterness from the dark malts.
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 12/10/13.
Mid black with a good sized frothy tan head.
Nose is dark malt, liqourice, dark fruits, toffee.
Taste comprises liqourice, light roast, aniseed, jammy fruits, earthy notes, light cocoa, fruity tang.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Decent mild - well up in the style rankings!
Nilz (393) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - black coloured beer, off white head & lacing. Aroma toasted smokiness. Taste nice hops and has toasted malts. Nice warmer for the late spring.
tommann (2766) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is dark berries, cola and liquorice. Taste has raisin and grapefruit with a mild bitter coffee finish.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
10th February 2010
On tap somwhere! Clear dark brown beer. Light semi dry palate. A little sourish malt, lightly toasted. Fruit in the undertone. Finishes dry, hoppy and bitter. Tasty if a bit too bitter.
shoulderbroken (2105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bree Louise. Dark brown, not much beige head. Aroma is fruity and roast malt. Bit of chocolate and a bit of citrus. Washing up liquid lemon bizarrely. Taste is very smooth, dark fruit, lots of roastiness, and a touch of stink, but not bad.
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a soft, filmy white head. Perfumey, floral nose with some dark malts. Light sweet flavor, dark malts, some mild burnt wood, ripe citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, some dry burnt wood and grass, toast, citrus rind. Interesting and decent mild.
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this porter in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in January 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear black ruby in colour with a thin buff coloured open head which quickly disappeared. Poor lacing and thin watery mouthfeel. Sweet malty aroma, short in intensity with hints of black treacle and burnt toast. Dark malt complex with black malt to the fore, giving distinctive dusty carbon notes. Sweet flavours of treacle toffee, roast coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of wine gums comes through despite the thin body and low OG. Bitterness really increases into the aftertaste with dry dusty hops and roasted nuts. Finish is still on the dry side with bitter dark chocolate notes evident. An excellent session ale and well recommended. Another decent dark addition to the titanic portfolio.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Not a very expressive aroma, but the palate shows more. Soft toffee, some dark malt bitterness. Light body. Lightly smoky finish.