berkshirejohn (6758) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Deep copper with a scummy looking tan head; aroma of roasted malts with a touch of smoke; richly roasted malt taste with a touch of chocolate; and a dry, earthy, finish. ManVsBeer (11103) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Cask @ Stick or Twist, Leeds. Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Has a small roasted aroma that includes a light chocolate nose. There’s also some spice here and it’s dominant in the ales taste. mr_h (6059) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (festival ale) - clear deep brown, thin beige head, chocolate malt aroma, poor lacing, earthy, malty flavour, creamy texture, smooth, easy to drink, chocolatey aftertaste chinchill (5376) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with excellent clarity; dark red-brown; small semi-durable head; spotty lacing.
Aroma and Flavor are mild, as per style. Sweet malts, some dark fruit and earthy hops in the nose. The hops largely disappear from the taste, but leave the ale with a good sweet/bitter balance.
Feel: medium-light body and carbonation. A bit thin, as usual for style.
O: very good example of style. Leighton (22772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Cask at the Hamilton Hall, JDW - London. Pours clear brown with a foamy, tan head. The nose gives toasty brown bread, slight earth, cocoa. Light sweet flavor with chewy cocoa, faint roast, more brown bread, some leathery berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation; decent condition. Finishes with lots of toasted leaves, brown bread, earth, some meat, berries. OK.
planky84 (3493) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Cask at the Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Aromas of licorice toffee and dark fruit. Flavours of toffee apple and caramel. Malt laden finish. BOBBDrinker (67) - - MAR 28, 2014
Dark Age pours with a very ample tan - cream head which frames the deep ruby liquid perfectly. There is a strong presence of nuts, biscuit and milk on the nose and this is followed through into the beers taste. It is a great session mild and goes down a treat, just leaves you wanting another. cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Cask at the standing order... Deep red brown... Soft dark fruits.. Soft malts nose... Dark roast... Light bitter roast... Dark berry chocolate fruits thomat (4208) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Dark reddish amber with a huge tan head. Malty and nutty tones. Malt, nuts, bitterness and spices. Medium body with a bitter after taste. Pyrmir (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Cask at the Rake. Brown with ruby tint, off white head. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, vinous and metal notes. Taste is minerals, rum, raisins and roasted notes.