HogTownHarry (6064) - 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.
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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.
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.
goozen (2925) - 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.
mr_h (2799) - 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
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - 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..
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at the CPFC beer festival, 2013. Brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and some dark fruit aroma. Licorice, dark fruit and light spice flavour. Spicy finish.
stravale (2075) - 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
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2013, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, coffee aroma. Tastes malty, slightly roasty, some chocolate and dark fruit.
Beese (1625) - 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.