hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - very dark, ruby, beige head leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma- malty, a bit of fruit. Taste- smooth, medium bodied, malts, slight roast, dark fruit hints. Not as complex as the bottled version.
Nilz (442) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark ruddy ale, slight head which dissipated; aroma of burnt toffee; taste of a nice caramel note and a mild bitter finish.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask): Dark ruby brown colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, nuts, toffee. Same notes in the taste but with a slightly over-sweet after taste. Slightly flat too. A personal favourite in the bottle but the cask hasn’t done it justice.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep red amber colour with a thin white head. slight aroma of yeast and a bit of malt. not as thick in the mouth as i’d expected. and almost overpowered by the sweetness of the fruit
schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (handpump) @ ’The Bear and Staff’, Bear st, London, UK. Red brown, little sparkle, minimal lacy head. Malty aroma with bitter chocolate and some mint. Neutral taste - very correct, but not so distinctive. Good fruitiness and light bitterness towards the end. A touch of coffee. Flat, a bit powdery palate.
Jonb5 (417) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint, one little finger head. Mahogany colour. Strong smell of roasted coffee and malts. Tasted woody with some coffee. Smooth enough. Decent pint but not one to seek out again.
Sjohnh (368) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Shakespeare, Coventry. I prefer this from a bottle, maybe needed to be warmer. Reddish, little aroma, taste OK with plums and caramel but not enough of it.
MrBlueSky93 (362) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham.
Pours a ruby red in colour, with decent single finger off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and some earthiness. Taste is much the same with some light hoppy bitterness. A great go to beer if there’s nothing else on.
jvhemert (346) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
AROMA: chocolate, caramel, hint of licorice, roasty
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head
TASTE: medium sweetness, lightly bitter
PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation
OVERALL: aromas are quite faint and the thin palate makes this beer miss the mark.
Towey1989 (341) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear ruby brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruits and spice. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, some cherry and spicy hops. Medium bodied and quite smooth, little cold though. A roasted spiciness in the finish. A standard dark ale but smooth and tasty.