leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark brown with a firm cream head. Aromas are coffee and dark chocolate with toffee and raisins. Smoky and woody with burnt toast. Flavours are burnt toast with dark chocolate and grittty coffee. Bitter and dry with base toffee malt. Peppery on the palate with a somewhat rough finish. Decent.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rocklands Club,Redditch,Worcestershire.
Deep red brown pour with small tan head.Chocolate and fruity malt nose.Coffee in the taste with roast malt and some hoppiness leading to a little chocolate and then more hoppiness.Easy to drink,pleasant beer.
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roast flavours and a head which lasts longer than most ’real’ porters/old ales I have tried. Tastes of coffee and toast with a good, firm palate. Just enough sweetness to balance the hops. Although only brewing since 2011, I have been impressed with the beers I have tasted from this company. Long may they continue!
N.B. I don’t see this as a brown ale (normally a weak bottled beer) and since when has Long Crendon been in Aylesbury?
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Buttermarket, Canterbury)
Rich aroma, a bit roasty. Nice reddy brown, small head. A touch of kidney in places. Some sweet roasty malts in the body. Lots of resiny bitter hops kick in for the late finish. Early finish was a good dark roast. Nice one. Look forward to others.
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 cask at mitre ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate toffee roast nose... soft malty fruits ... juicy malts ... soft toffee roast .. rich soft sweet roast ... light chocolate ...
cask at the anderson ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft dark berry fruits and roast nose ... soft roast ... dark chocolate ... mellow chocolate roast ...nice 3.8
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpull at The Blackfriar. Deep clear ruby black with a small but lasting frothy biege head. Fruity - plum, grape, blackberry - and mild weak coffee roast, some alcohol. Taste follows but much, much sourer - like a light fruity semi-sweet trad porter with extra ropey sourness. Light, somewhat acidic, fairly flat, with a dry tart fruit and light coffee finish. Interesting stuff.
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cast at the Wellington, Birmingham: Very dark brown coloured brew with an good taste of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel and good dry long bitter finish.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half, cask hand-pulled at The Victoria Hotel, Leeds. Deep rosewood coloured body. Bright dark surface. Smoked dark malts to the nose. Dark malty flavour with hints of chocolate mixed with dark fruits, medium roasted. Malt bitter tail. Well bodied. Quite nice (11.07.2012).
stravale (2034) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Haymarket, Edinburgh 050812
Dark ruby brown, thick tan head, some lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, dark toffee, caramel malts
Taste of roasted malts, hint of burnt crust, touch of toffee, bit of coffee, some fruity malts in the background
Palate - soft carb. thin to medium body. Finish as main flavour with lingering light burnt roast and hint of coffee
Overall - I thought this was more of a quite dark roast bitter - It’s OK, fairly good beer
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear dark red / brown, bubbly tan head, roasted malt, caramel, quite high carbonation, smooth, pleasant