harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is not my 7k rating, Alvinne Mano Negra is. Cask condition handpull at The County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. I haven’t had this in about 8 years, but i remember it being fantastic at The Mogul in Dover, so I was coming to the pub every day for a week hoping that the Available Soon sign would disappear and I could have this again. Black with ruby edges, lasting mid beige head. Some choc on the aroma, some dark fruits. Full in mouth, good juicy, malty balance in the mouth. God it’s brilliant, I love this. Choc and black cherry and a bit like a choc sponge in a glass. Fantastic and lives up to my long long memory of this great beer.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Dark brown, red with white head. Phew this is a tricky one to place, it is roasty, sweet and hoppy all at the same time, a cross over mild to bitter, but a very good one. The hops stand out with a grapefruit tartness and lemon peel and this is over a hint of charcoal and toast. A lovely beer.
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, London on 3rd October 2009. Dark ruby, almost black body with thin brown head that dissipates to something very small. Richly flavoursome; hint of coriander in the initial aroma. Strong sharp malts and citric/herby hoppiness combine with a little smoke to provide an exquisite blend of flavours in the main climax of this beer. A long bitter finish.
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask - West Gate Inn (JDW), Canterbury. A dark, ruddy brown beer with a medium frothy beige head; has good staying power and leaves a fair lacing. Juicy orange, summer fruit aromas all over this. Huge resiny, grapefruity bitterness with awesome length. Roasty and burnt malts but full and juicy on the palate with dark fruits beneath. Smooth, soft palate texture, medium body with low carbonation.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[CASK: The Lass-O-Gowry, Manchester 30/01/07] Another very delicious winter ale from Titanic. A great taste that leaves you wanting more and more. A must try... you wont be dissapointed.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool. This really was a pleasant surprise. Deep dark brown, with a decent sized tan head. Nose was roasted malt and dark chocolate with some hops lurking. Flavour was similarly roasty but with a nice level of hoppiness mixed with an unexpected and tasty hit of juicy berry fruit. Great full body and character for a 4.1% beer. A winner.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, GBBF 2007. Very dark brown, thick tan head. Malty with roasted tints, some hoppy fruit to end the sniff. Mouth is malty roasted and some refreshing berry fruit. Quite nice
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Freshie Formby. Looks like a dark lager, Wouldn’t have called it mild or porter. Taste was full of tart hoppy bitterness backed with some malt, Very typical of the beers from this excellent brewery, which also brew the house bitter & mild for the Freshie. I really enjoyed this beer.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell.A lovely mild. Brownish-black in colour with a thin beige head leaving elegant lacing; strong aroma of chocolate malts; straightforward rich roasted malt flavour - and lots of it - then a sharply bitter finish.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ the Star Inn Crowlas. Lives up to its name, is black with a tan head. Looks enticing. Aroma is very mild with asphalt, smells good but too subdued. Silky palate and medium body. Excellent flavors, chocolate malt toastiness. Really liked this one.