mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at the St Albans BEER festival 2016. A ruby red brown coloured pour with a a lasting loose light tan head. Aroma is dried apple, vanilla, nutty, brown malts. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, liquorice, mineral, dried fruits, Figgy pudding. Rains. Palate is semi sweet and thin. Lingering woody roast. Twig.
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
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.
downender (7958) - 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 OíNails, 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.
jmgreenuk (7834) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Anchor, Birmingham. Poured a nice dark brown colour with a reddish hue and a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich fruity and surprisingly alcoholic. The flavour is medium bitter and follows the aroma with some nice smooth liquorice bitterness on the palate. A lovely heart warming beer. Ideal for consumption in front of a lovely open fire in the wintertime.
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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.
BlackHaddock (6375) - 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.
berkshirejohn (6061) - 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.
SilkTork (5556) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lower Red Lion, St Albans. Jan, 2012. A pleasant malty beer. Tobacco hops. Raisin and marmalade. A tangy old ale. Good.
AshtonMcCobb (5336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours a chestnut colour with a decent head. The nose has gentle notes of cherries and cola with a hint of chocolate. The taste is of liquorice, then very dry chocolate. The palate is medium bodied, with a creamy texture and a clean finish. Overall, a very good ale..