john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Dark Brown in colour; Reddish tinge. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, hints of coffee and chocolate. Fruity; dried fruits, raisins. Hoppy; decent hop bitterness. Bit thin. Moderately bittersweet malty fruity throughout; dry finish. Drinkable. (2012-10-27) Beese (2741) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 30 Oct 2012. Poured a clear, very dark ruby, with a dense off white head. Aroma of dark malt, smoke and dried fruit. Grainy flavour, with some caramel and raisins. Finish was cocoa, toffee and burnt malt. Stuu666 (13398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Cask at the David Macbeth Moir. Pours copper brown, nose is sweet, toffee, taste is creamy. SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW Winchester. Malty best bitter. Few hops. A bit boring, but drinkable. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Dyp brun. Raskt dalende skum. Svak fruktaroma. Søt, litt tynn fruktsmak. Innslag av mandler. Kjedelig.
ManVsBeer (10467) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Not completely black in colour, has a small red glow and some head. Light roasted flavour, sweet tasting character. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Lloyds Carlisle. Low aroma, hints of chocolate & vanilla on the tongue. Sharp lager style palate with some sweetness just breaking through. Don’t like the finish, just a bit too harsh and almost chemical. Burnt malt comes through very late on
Rune (12773) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
Half-pint, cask at Penderels Oak, shared with Finn. Fading, beige head. Nice mahogany coloured body. Mid-sweet, slightly roasted malts to the nose. Flavoured with pale malts with a touch of dark chocolate behind and added by a little roastiness. Malt bitter ending. Soft in the mouth. Pleasant (JDWs real ale festival, London 01.11.2012). markas101 (2451) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Cask, The Bankers Draft, Sheffield. Deep ruby, zero hard. Minimal aroma, slightly metallic with sweet prune finish. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
The Bear and Ragged Staff, Bedworth, 08/11/12. Good souring Flemish nose with blackcurrant and balsamic touches. Vinegared, buttered Hovis taste a little too pronounced with the vinegar; hints of chocolate and oaty Scottish malt and/or oats. More blackcurrant with occasional roast. Beige-capped mahogany. Good beer gone a bit wrong? Jury’s out.