VastActiv (3075) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is ark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, toffee and some malts.
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is smoky chocolate, berries, taste is chocolate, berries, thin.
mr_h (3087) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at SRAF14, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh - clear dark brown, thin lively off-white head, strong toffee, fruitcake aroma, no lacing, sweet, malty, raisins, bit spicy, good carbonation
allmyvinyl (4231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Winstons. Pours dark brown, thick off white head. Aromas of toffee and light roast, light fruitcake. Taste brings it all together, nice light spice note. Clean finish. Good.
AshtonMcCobb (2926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Thomsons.
Appearance - dark toffee brown with some orange chinks. Nice head.
Nose - oatmeal and toffee.
Taste - toffee and some honeycomb but with a tart red fruit going on too.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a drying almost tart finish.
Overall - not sure this was supposed to have the tart red fruit but it is still appealing.
downender (6525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 1/3/2014. Chestnut coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Plenty of caramel, fruit cake malts, a touch of roast and gentle finish. Enjoyable.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at Battersea Beer Festival, dark red-brown with a lasting coarse head, malt and caramel nose, rich body with notes of toffee, milk chocolate, liquorice and burnt caramel.
omhper (19956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Cloudy nut brown, mid sized head. Dusty nose with some macdamia nuts. Mid sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel.. Gypsum and caramel. Light resiny bitterness.
JorgeLee (1269) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in the Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Deep almost black colour, ruddy highlights, creamy whiteish head. Full of flavour, very malty, fruit cake, molasses, caramel, little bit roasty. A very enjoyable pint.
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head that lingers only as a film and a pocket of bubbles.
Nose is roast malt, toffee, light coffee notes, molasses.
Taste follows, roast malt, brown sugars, dark toffee, light mocha-choco tones.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dryish finish.
A most enjoyable mild!