imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Dark brown to balck with cream head. Some beers defy definition, this seemed to be a cross between a Porter and a stout, a little thinnish on the tongue, but full of chocolaty dark malts, maLty biscuit with a dry bitter finish. Fruitiness in the body and on the nose. A good if slightly confuse beer.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Beverley Inn, Doncaster. Dark brown colour, some ruby, thin beige head. Aroma is very malty, maybe some hops, some alcohol in there, and some raspberry. Taste is much of the same, maybe some more forest fruits. Finish is very very bitter, dry and very long. Very good ale, but a little too heavy for too many of these. My 100th beer!