Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, aroma is nutty and caramelly, mellow sweet malts. Decent stiff but the alcohol comes in late.
Tide (1370) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Angleterre. Dark brown color, white head. Bittersweet taste wit roasted malts, nuts, citrus, vegetables, spices and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, vegetables and roasted malts. Pretty unpleasant experience.
mjs (4141) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Angleterre, 20131229) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small, long lasting, dense and almost white. Aroma had malts, molasses and English hops. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, sweet English hops, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, grassy and bitter. A nice malty English style brew.
flying_pig (804) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on Cask from Three Legged Mare, York, England (£2.50):
Dark chocolate and some sugar hits you upfront, with some mild hops and a few earthy malts as well. There is a few fruits lingering as well as a creamy, roasted malt aroma.
Dark ruby to black with a quarter centimetre tall head that is a creamy white and holds quite well, leaving lots of lacing on the glass too.
Dark malts and some stronger cocoa make an appearance along with a sweet, almost creamy taste of chocolate and some coffee. There is the roasted malts from the nose as well, plus a nutty flavour and some barely and fruits towards the end.
Soft carbonation on top of a medium to full body and mild bitterness with a generally smooth feel on the mouth and some faint sweetness.
Dark and quite sweet with a great body and quite a rich, flavoursome taste that is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. One of the better cask beers Iíve had and another I wouldnít might trying a bottle of in future.
mr_h (2309) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival - clear dark brown with a reddish tint, non-existent head, sour malty aroma, coffee, dark chocolate, sour malty aftertaste
northropfrye (1885) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Last Drop Inn, York. Dark ruby body with brown head. Sweet, malty, a bit of a roasted finish. Quite nice.
bhensonb (10157) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Yorkshire Terrier. Pours darkly ruddy orange with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, slight roast malt. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is lighter dark fruit with maybe a hint of chocolate. Or not. Finishes slightly on the sweet side with enough hop to keep it tasty. Nice.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ The Last Drop Inn, York. Scotland trip. Dark brown almost black coloured beerwith a small dence creamy off white heaD. Light roasted malty with a short bitter hinted aroma. Medium to full creamy palate. Finish is malty bitter, light malty roasted with a longer bitter creamy ending. Not bad.
prawlie (1040) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at the UK National Winter Ales Festival 2013. Black, with little head. Nice light chocolate aroma. Very pleasant session beer, smooth, although its a touch watery.
olliejobbins (688) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint. Pours a dark red with a thick creamy head. Aroma is choppy and of molasses. Great taste, just right. Slightly bigger with coffee and hops both present. Very nice.