maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants Beer Festival 2011. A nearly black beer with an off-white head. Sweet fruity aromas with licorice but there’s something odd and undefinable and not altogether pleasant too. Burnt cornflakes and fruity raost in the mouth. An odd stickiness. Caramel too. Strange.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, The Wig and Pen, Northampton, 07/05/11 (second visit of the day- pissing it down and put off by the dismal condition of the beer in some of the other non-JDW pubs in town). Deep ruby with a slender cream neck. Orange, cranberry and coffee threads to the aroma. Slick and earthy with English woodland, earth and mocha characteristics- a big mild but not a stout. Good roast, coal and dunked digestives as it opens up. Decent.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield 09/10/2010
Fruit and some roast aromas. Dark coloured hoppy smooth slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a burnt roast finish.
berkshirejohn (3969) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Live and Let Live, Cambridge. Almost pitch black, with a ruby red colour against the light, and a ring of beige head; chocolate malt aroma; lots of chocolate malt flavour with a touch of smoke and coffee; pleasant dry finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’08. Very dark red brown. Faint chocolate aroma. Taste has plenty of rather bland and creamy chocolate. Slight bitterness. A gentle, easy drinking stout with a pleasant outlook on life. (I was about to write ’it burns with a strange red fire’, when I looked up and noticed there was a red spotlight in the ceiling above me)