prawlie (1380) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Castle Tap in Reading. Dry and very ’old ale’ with a nice hint of roast in the aroma. Fairly tasty but a little lacking in depth.
theprof (274) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy aroma. Flat cola pour thin bubbly top. Nutty malty mouthful with a lingering mild licorice finish. I prefer beers with more body but this has a pleasant enough biscuity complexity
berkshirejohn (5519) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the New Leathern Bottle, Jealotts Hill. A cola coloured pour with a ring of cream head; earthy aroma; a sweet nutty malt taste; then a earthy finish with some stewed plums adding a touch of spice. A pleasant malty beer.
kwik-lime (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Roasted malt, strong chocolate flavour with hints of liquorice. Really nice beer.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
30th June 2015: cask half-pint in The Rocklands Club, Redditch. Smooth beige head to the ruby hued dark brown body: plenty of lacing from the head and the whole brew was smooth and rich. Malts all the way here, chocolaty, yet there is a hop content just below the surface to balance out too much sweetness or maltiness. Good.
BeerViking (3605) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Antelope. Roasty bitter, dry-sweet, toasted treacle, gently hoppy, hints of coffee and plum.
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol September 2014. Dark brown, with a slight, off-white head. Roasted mlats, with a coffee bean edge, some plain chocolate and a dryish finish. Good.
Mr_Pink_152 (2729) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the Deepings Festival 2014. No full tasting notes as drunk as part of a whole day session.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Mermaid, St Albans on 12 Jan 2013. Poured a very, very dark ruby, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and cocoa. Coffee and roasty bitter flavours, mixed with fruit loaf and chocolate sweetness. Finish was cake, burnt malt and some grassy hop bitterness.
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Black beer. Bit smoky like smoked fish. Not much condition. Some chocolate. Chocolate on finish. Tasty. Good