Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned @ Reading Beer Festival. Powerful chocolate roasty arom, malt and raisings. Slightly cloying body with some acidity and a touch thin. Promise of rich roasty pleasures disappears in the body but very drinkable.
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity @ Medway Beer Fest. Pitch black with a ragged brown ring. Enormous coffee aroma. An absolute wow! there's a slap of leather in there and a bit of roasted beef. Wonderful. It's a shame the flavour doesn't live up to the promise of the aroma. It's decent enough - some dark chocolate and that chocolate again, but with big watery gaps and a rather timid finish. The body is thin and refreshing - perhaps too thin.
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Golden Ball, York. Dark black red beer with malty head. Dark roasted chocolate malts with long dry acidic aftertaste. A nicely rounded stout.
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this cask-conditioned beer on draught in a Glasgow pub. It was absolutely amazing. It must be the freshest beer I’ve ever had. Dark, creamy, fresh roasted coffee, oats and licorice.
omhper (18960) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Dark black. Coffee, oat and licorice aroma. Sweet and full bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Really roasty. Bitter finish.