downender (6275) - 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.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Twickenham BF. Lovely smoke, woody, roasty old ale. Nice touch of winey acidity in the finish, nice dry finish, really enoyed it a lot.
gunnar (5290) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours dark ruby, like Coke with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is vinous, coffee. Taste is moderate sweet grapes, a light sour note appears after the frirst sip, liquorice and spices, lingering all the way to the end. Soft carbonated.
Thin and watery mouthfeel
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 March, 2004: Gravity @ London Drinker Fest. Black with scarlet fringes. Big black chocolate aroma - very black. A full soft mouthfeel. Slightly sour woody notes. Very tasty. Full of character.[3.4]
Jan, 2005:Bottle Conditioned. An attractive dark beer bordering on a stout but with an interesting edge of refreshing acidity. [3.4]
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark reddish brown color. Toffeish malty aroma with licorice. Sweetish toffeish flavor with plenty of licorice. Rounded and mellow. Tastes old but I would not say it is positive in this case.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is deep nutty earthiness, some chocolate and sweet syrup. Toasted brown bread and caramel. The taste is toasted leafy tobacco, some prune and dark fruits. A bit of spiced pumpkin cake and runny toffee. Chocolate malts. Medium body, smooth. Overall, a fairly flavorful effort. Solid stuff.
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Dark brown, almost black, in colour with a billowing tan head; malty aroma; malty flavour with some smoke, caramel and pear; dry, burnt sugar finish.
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Deep chestnut brown, sweet and caramelly with a dry slightly smokey finish.
wimpyjoe (3871) - 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.
mike_77 (3117) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle conditioned - Aroma quite sour with some wine notes and yeast. Flavour has some full and fruity malts but also some light sourness.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BCA (from Southwick Brewhouse, BBE May 06). I’ve been experimenting with leaving bottle conditioned beers to condition after opening for an hour or more. This was left for two hours before sampling which I think added a real smoothness, not quite cask ale but nice. Dark with reddish glint. Earthy woody malts with pleasing hoppy bits which quickly fade. Quite dry with interesting acidity to the finish and some roasted complexities. Light bodied but full. Relaxed but very tasty and I would love to try this on cask.