cgarvieuk (18564) - 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
harrisoni (15793) - 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
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Lord Aberconway, Nicholsonís, London. Labeled as "XT 8 Dark Roast". Pours clear, red-brown with a tight, tan cap. Toasty malt nose with some burnt milk chocolate. Light sweet flavor with toasty bread and leaves, mild cocoa, some dirt. Light in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Decent bitterness in the finish, with modest burnt earth, mild baking cocoa, mild roast, some burnt sugars and burnt grass. Fine stuff.
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Craft Brewing Co. Clerkenwell, London. Brown with cream head. Quite a sweet beer, similar to a brown ale, malty, fruity, chocolate, quite thin in a way too. Didnít follow through into the finish. Itís ok.
FatPhil (11835) - 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.
Rune (9661) - TromsÝ, 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).
leaparsons (9110) - 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.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump A Nation Of Shopkeepers Leeds 05/07/12. This has be renamed Malty Roast having previously been called Malty Chocolate. The recipe appears to have been tweaked slightly but probably not enough for a new entry. Itís dark dark brown with an off-white head and lacing. Itís a dry nutty beer which is woody in the nose. Malty fruity in the mouth. Dark malts are nice dry and roasty without unnecessary sweetness. Iím impressed by XT. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.5
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity at The Honeypot, Oxford, 03.12.11 when stewarding for Mabel Gubbins anniversary longsword/rapper dancing event This is indeed really quite chocolatey and malty, also very smooth, some light creamy chocolate on the nose. Perhaps served just a tad warm, otherwise it is a decent pint. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, Hinckley BF, 13/09/13. Low beige head over dark ruby. Nose blackcurrant and lemon dusted with roast. Yeasty Twiglet base, bitter roasted coffee and chocolate; blackberry and apple undercurrents. Some smoke and nut for dessert. Decent.