Grumbo (2946) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
From cask at the 26th East Anglian Beer & Cider festival, Bury St Edmunds. Pours mid brown with a bubbly cream coloured head. Aroma of nut, light fruit, malt, chocolate, and slight stewed veg. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Light to medium body, slight watery texture, soft carbonation. Finish is very dry, fruity and nutty. AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Appearance - deep brown to black with red chinks. If the head had hung about for a bit longer, we’d have been talking a 5.
Nose - hazelnuts, sweet malt, a hint of chocolate.
Taste - toffee and sweet nuts.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - decent. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Cask conditioned at The North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival ’16. Brown with cream head. Quite a nutty, darkly roasted malts, creamy beer initially. Later a tarty, fruity note comes in taking the mark down a notch but otherwise it’s fine. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle conditioned 500ml: from Beers of Europe. Poured carefully into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 15th Jan 2016. Deep, dark brown body, tanned wispy head. Chocolate nose and taste, no trace of nuts or squirrels in either the aroma or flavour: disappointing! Actually it was a very easy drinking Mild with a true chocolate feel throughout. The finish is on the dry side and slightly bitter, but this is predominately all about the malts and the chocolate esters they have given to the beer. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe with Stuu666. Pours clear red-brown with a thin white head, couple of floaters. Aromas of dung, roasted malt. Taste is light dung too. Bit bland, sadly.
Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle at james’s. Pours deep ruby, nose is roasted dung, taste is sweet, thin, light nutty roast. floydian1 (1464) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 3, 2014
Unpasteurised 500ml bottle into pint glass. Pour is hazy dark brown with a small but lasting eggshell-white head. Aroma is mainly toasty caramel malts with hints of nuts and cherries. Palate is lthinnish and easy drinking with sweet malty flavours and a light dry hop finish. This is another fine Norfolk session ale.
StueyD (1583) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
A dark, reddish brown coloured beer with a weak off white head. A light, but full malty aroma, chocolate and dark fruit is then taken over by a woody nuttiness. Dry and a touch thin mouthfeel. A dry malty flavour, roasted nut, and a hint of woody smoke, then a slightly sweeter chocolatey flavour smooths off the dryness. The finish is dry and nutty. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask at EABF 10.Auburn with a little head,aroma of rum old wine,coffee and choc,taste of choc,roast,coffee,dry finish. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Harlequin, Sheffield 19/12/2009
Grainy malt aroma. White head. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a nutty finish.