Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask dispense at the Half Moon, Windlesham (Feb ’12).
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin beige / off-white head.
Chocolate, roasted malts and dried fruit aroma.
Well balanced flavours in the taste, molasses, dried fruits, a little spice, slighty musty tasting, biscuity and roasted malts in the background with a hint of chocolate and coffee.
I enjoyed the mouthfeel of this beer, carbonation quite moderate with a slightly burnt/smoked flavour in the aftertaste with a sour edge.
Overall a very pleasant winter beer that warms the palate.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours dark ruby amber with a small off white head. Vinous, rich and fruity. A bit of toffee. Medium bodied.
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Darkish brown, with a small head. Slightly musty aroma. There’s some wet sheep in the mouth, and I guess in the aroma too when you look for it. Roasted and slightly coffee-like finish, but also very grainy. Alas the spicy biltong dimished our ability to taste this one, which is a shame, it’s a good beer.
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy spicey aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Dark spicey fruits. Long moderate biter finish. Creamy palate.
imdownthepub (12696) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’13. Dark brown to chestnut with cream head. There is a sharp, fruitiness to this beer, quite tangy with an additional nutty flavour. Some dark roasted malt notes, coffee, chocolate in addition to liquorice. Later a slight tartness comes through. Reasonable.
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Charlies Cph.
Pours dark mahogany with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has lovely chocolate, light roasted and good hazel notes. Lowish carbonation, impressive creamy mouthfeel - especially for the ABV. Flavour is sweet, cocoa with hazel syrup, light coffee and chocolate. A bit short-lived in its finish, but with okay malty dryness. Fine beer.
Pinball (11811) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at charlies. Clear very dark brown, smooth light brown head. Faint but distinct roasted dry malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malts, faint charcoal, rye sweetness, tasty flavorfull english stout
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Gravity at the Green Dragon, Croydon. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is earth, roasty, toast, cola, dark fruit, blackcurrant and strawberry jam. The taste is bitter-sweet, dark fruit, berry, treacle, liquorice, wood and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice fruity character. Tasty.
ManVsBeer (7855) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite black, but very dark red with a small bubbly head. It could easily be mistaken as a porter with its roasted malts which ooze of chocolate and coffee in both aroma and taste.
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Market Porter, Southwark 14/10/10. Deep, ruddy brown with a slight tan head. Sweet, nutty aroma with some fruit and roasted malts. Flavours of berry fruit, wood, chocolate and charred malts, before a decent bitter finish. Very good.