ThirstyBird (2914) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
On cask at the Crown in Berkhamsted. Pours super dark brown/black with a light brown head. The smell is roast, dark fruit, some brown sugar. The taste is dark roasted malt, brown bread, hints of dark fruit and molasses ending dry. The body is light with average carbonation.
Mr_Pink_152 (4884) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
On Tap at the Treaty of Commerce, Lincoln. Ruby to black brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma has deep roasted malts and fruit. Taste is slight crisp almost sour to big roasted malty bitter. Full body. BeerViking (4710) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Near black with a big coffee crema, a little banana and raspberry on the nose, leading into a generous roasty fruity body - yes, very like a sweet porter, but with a drying finish. Gary (1999) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Cask @ a JDW . Almost headless khaki head above deep ass brooding ink colour . Roasted malt nose .Dark fruit suggested maybe raisin . dark berry . A pretty nice texture to drink. Roast coffee and vanilla. A little tangy and dry . A better beer cask conditioned than the boring bottle which is inevitable . leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Cask, The William Wygston, Wigston. Very dark brown with a firm beige head. Chocolate and weetabix with vanilla ice cream cream. Raisins with dark berries and hints of lemon. Coffee with light medicinal notes. Rich dark malty brew.
Derbeth (918) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Draught (from a hand pump) at Omerta pub in Kraków. Aroma is very slightly roasty, some nuts. Unfortunately, I was also able to sense some signs of an infection, there was a faint sulphur-like aroma. Black colour, minimal thick head. Light bitterness, salty. Creamy, soft carbonation. OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Pint at kings. Very nice, smooth a little sweet. No hops to taste, lovely. Would buy again. tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Tried this in The Esquire House, Glasgow in May 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with ruby tints and a thick creamy off white head. Dark berry fruit and roast grain in the long intense aroma. Dark malts give a complex range of flavours with bramble, black cherry and rasberry which also vie with roast coffee, treacle toffee and dry liquorice. Prickle of hop resins and hazelnuts in the short aftertaste. Molasses and dates appear in the dry but sweet finish. An excellent old ale in style I thought and one of my favourites from the Batemans portfolio. Highly recommended. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
a dark browncoloured ale , with a light chocolaty taste and a bitter finish to it. with hints of coffe and chocolate SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2006
<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/95/959 Herne Bay A dark berry fruit flavoured mild with toffee sweetness edging into diactyl. Faint roasted malt notes. Nice.