AshtonMcCobb (2029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours dark amber to brown. The nose is initially quite expressive with resin and toffee being the main thing. The taste has more of the same. As the pint goes down, the flavours generally seem to become flatter. The palate is medium bodied and textured with quite a cloying finish. Overall, not for me, I’m afraid.
Cunningham (3910) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown colour with a tan head. Mild roasted nose. Moderate sweet with some roasted malt notes. A bit waterish.
[On handpull at The Philharmonic in Liverpool, England]
tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this mild at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2003. Loved the name as did the rest of the punters, so it went great guns at the festival. Cask, gravity dispense. Cracking colour, a deep ruby black with thin creamy head. Strong fruity malty aroma with thin mouthfeel. Poor lacing. Dark malt complexes evident with burnt black malt on initial taste followed by slight blackcurrant fruit and a hint of caramel. Short dusty hop prickle noted in the brief aftertaste. Sweet fruit flavours balanced by slight roasted coffee notes on the finish. Reminded me of a weak Broughton Black Douglas? Well recommended.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at London Drinker 2012. Pours clear, golden-brown with a small, bubbly head. Some dirty earth and light, burnt grass in the nose. Faintly sweet flavor with burnt malts and earthy bitterness. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Semi-dry finish, light tang, faint plastic, dirt, and burnt grass. Very light cocoa. Uninspiring.
dogbomb (828) - ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark brown with a slight white head. Fruity nose; plum, banana, raisin. Malty mouth; smoky, full and smooth. Cakey and full.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a dark ruby colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of Weetabix malt and alcohol. Similar malty flavour with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
mjs (4166) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Kuikka, 20120127) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had roasted malts and chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, burnt malts, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, burnt and bitter. A tasty mild.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Harp 12/4/11. Poured a clear cola, with a small beige head. Strong roast and coffee, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon coming through.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12th May 2009
Very dark brown beer, light just passes through. Seme dry palate. Low carbonation. Roasty malt and bittering hop, not much else. A bit of an effort.
BeerViking (1994) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie, pours a dark red-brown with a mid-coarse beige head and aromas of malt and coffee. Roasty and faintly bitter on the palate, with hints of chocolate and an underlying red-fruit sweetness, and the roastiness persisting into the aftertaste.