downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Small Bar, Bristol 12/3/2014. Dark, reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Chocolate, a touch of caramel and some orange peel before a gentle finish with a hint of lactose tang. Good.
AdiBeer (438) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: toffee, roasted malts. Appearance: brown, small beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: citrus flavours quite pronounced, caramel sweets again. Overall: very nice Old Ale - flavours are well balanced and interesting. Pint at the Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 13/01/14.
Lightly hazed dark amber/light brown with a moderately appointed beige head that retains well - a little light in colouration for style.
Nose is earthy cocoa, light roast, dark malts, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises light roast, dark berry fruit twang, brown sugars, cocoa powder, hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry closure.
Ok porter, drinkable affair, not too much going on though, especially for 7% ABV!
ladnewton (1305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg tap at cbc, London on 27th March 2013. Deep brown with thin decaying foam ring. Sweetish malty aroma. Richly malty in mouth with plenty of roastiness. Citric hop plays a prominent role. Tangy finish with citric hop leading the flavours. Zingy mouthfeel and suprisingly light, easy drinking texture.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CPK, London. It pours deep ruby/ brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is roasty and coffee with funk and a tad winey. Taste is fresh and slightly bitter. Big coffee been notes alongside to prunes, caramel and red wine. Slight funk. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Good stuff.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th February 2013
Euston Tap. Murky dark brown beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is light with slightly crisp edge. Very mellow darkish malt with a touch of chocolate. Lots of minerals. Light malt cream. Crisp finish. A nice light porter but there isn’t a lot of complexity here.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ CBC Islington. Split with noted rocker Scopey. The pour’s deep brown with hardly any head. The nose is red berry, hints of balsamic. Wild yeast funk, a bit of metal. The taste is only softly sour. Hints of lactic yogurt. A bit of dirty stick, compost. Quite jammy, red fruits. Mild chocolate cake. A bit ashy. Meidum body, soft carbonation. Overall, decent. Nothing more.
Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co Islington. It pours deep ruby-brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft roast, toast, coffee, dark fruit, candyfloss and chocolate. The taste is soft roast, very fruity, berry, light jamminess, chocolate, caramel, decent bitterness and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Good depth of flavour and pretty drinkable.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Friends of Ham. Pours a murky brown, finger of head. Aroma is good: dark malts, red/dark fruits, a bit of perfume, nicely underplayed vanilla whisky-ness. Taste is good too: dark malts, nice vanilla, some dark fruits. A fair but more bitter than the aroma would suggest. Not too bad, but I’d rather have a Bristol Vintage.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Euston Tap. Somewhat sweet roasted malt with hints of fruit, dough and earthy hops. Well balanced and enjoyable beer.