JoeMcPhee (8819) - 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 (8126) - 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 (890) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - 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.
cgarvieuk (16652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... Deep brown ... musty hop ... roast slight burntness... with a tinge of sourness... just want working ofr me.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Counting house for wetherspoons beer fest. Aroma is quite floural with hints of citrus hops, rich spicey juicey malt backing. Taste is juicey peppery malts up fronjt with a good amount of grassy and cirtic hops to make it super drinkable.
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Quorn Fest 07. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are floral with soap, melon and pear. Dark malts that are quite sweet. Flavours are dark chocolate with some vinous berries. Fruity and quite rich. Light dry finish.