anders37 (26227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
Cask gravity @ The Duchess of Cambridge, Stamford Brook W6. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty rich chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Thurrock Beer Festival 2011, Grays, England.DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Dark reddish brown colour with small frothy off-white head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, earth and farm yard in aroma.
Roasted malt, dry hops, chocolate and liquorice in balanced flavour.
Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Chester 29/04/2011
Roast and a little fruit aromas. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with some alcohol present. Bitter and slightly dry burnt roast finish. bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Cask at The Black Friar, London. Pours very, very dark ruby with a creamy tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee with smooth dark malt, and perhaps a bit of chocolate. Medium bitter. Delicious. invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
Pint from cask. Quite a dark pour with a fair head. Slight aroma of coffee. Tastes of milky coffee. Very strongly. No other tastes whatsoever. Like drinking a cup of white, unsweetened coffee at grandad’s house. Weird, but not altogether unpleasant.
Bullit (4581) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 2, 2011
Cask @ Society Room, JDW. The last half pint of the cask. Clear brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of butter and espresso. Flavour is roasetd malts, espresso and coffee. Fairly bitter and roasty finish. Good stuff. Awsgi (3) - WALES - MAR 23, 2011 does not count
What a beautiful beer. A pungent aroma precedes a smooth palate but then a real rush of taste from liquorice to chocolate to used engine oil. A real black gem. Pulled at Bar Central Wetherspoons Cardiff as part of the Worlds Biggest blah blah blah this month.
Great stuff and a real change from the usual poor quality and choice at this pub and yes yes to the Worlds Biggest blah blah blah going on right now. BeerViking (4712) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
Cask at the Sir Michael Balcon (JDW), pours a dark red-brown with a beige head, aromas of roast coffee, dark fruit and a little toffee, palate is dry-sweet with a hoppy edge, more toffee notes and a hint of port, then a dry roasted finish with a lasting bitterness. Good stuff. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Dark brown with an off white head. Espresso and ashtray aroma. Taste is burnt toast and a little sweetness: perhaps not quite enough. Mid bitter finish. Close to being very good. downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned, twice on 12/02/2011, at the Bell, Hillgrove Street, Bristol and Colston’s Yard. Interesting contrast of appearance, in the subdued lighting of the Bell, it was near black with a decent off-white head. In the brighter, cafe style CY, it was a medium brown with some hints of red and a similar head. This was very easy drinking, with some coffee and sweetish cereal notes, before a slightly roasted, dry finish. It’s good to see Butcombe brewing a wider ranger of beers. Excellent.