bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Ruby brown with an off-white head. Full flavour of roasted malts and toffee. Good earthy hoppy finish. Very good.
downender (7676) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms JDW, Bristol. Mahogany coloured with a decent beige head. Big fruit, roasted malt and toffee aroma. Flavour was sweet, with plenty of caramel, dried fruit, chocolate and earthy hops, before a long bitter finish. Very good.
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Standing Order. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy off-white head. Light metallic and roasted malt aroma. Flavour is hardroasted and towards slight acidic with a distinct yet light acidic to metallic note. Smooth malty finish.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown-ruby tinted beer with a thin off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet and malty with a prominent dried date/date honey character along with some molasses and dried fruitiness on the back end. Dried plums. Warming really intensifies the sweet character and brings out a touch of licorice as well. Quite sweet but it works very well.
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity dispense at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 18th and 19th 2008 (had this on the Saturday morning when all was quite and after icing up , this was quite nice for breakfast at 07:30) Pours mid brown with some woodiness hazlenut and roasted flavours and aromas floating around. The maltiness starts to make its mark and there is a tangy enduring bitterness, its a fine beers but not quite the beer I anticipated.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Dark brown/black half pint at local beer festival. Pours with no head and looks a bit like flat cola!
Taste is strong hops and yeast, a little sweetness and caramel followed by a pleasant bitter after taste.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask RA. Dark brown colour. A quite tasty beer. Suitable sweetness. Some
hoppiness in the end. Also some prunes and roasted toffee in the taste.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Last Drop Inn, York. This dark beer was very enjoyable on a very chilly night. Itís dark brown with lost of roast malt on the nose and in the flavour but with some fruit and chocolate qualities. Quite good.
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ York Brewery, november 07. Clear, deep dark copper color with a medium, light tan head. Deep fruity flavor with some very slight earthy hop notes. Ends with a dried fruits touch. Deep, profound, rasiny fruity aroma. Medium to full palate, caramel feeling but ends quite dry and earthy. Excellent strong english ale.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The White Horse, Harborne, Birmingham. Black with a good-sized foam head. Strong coffee scent. Some sweetness. Coffee and liquorice in the mouth. Dry end. Not too rich.