imdownthepub (15128) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Bottled, 500ml from Asda in Queensferry, Flintshire, Wales. Dark brown with cream head. The beer is quite full and roasty from the start, particularly from considering the ABV. Some fruity sweetness, but also a roasted coffee husk character, lasting and moving towards bitterness. Really quite a decent modern type of mild with an earthy hopped edge. Good. ManVsBeer (10926) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Stockport Beer Festival 2016. Dark brown ale. Crisp and a nice and easy drinking mild with low dark and roasted malts creating a mellow and pleasant brew. Beese (3064) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 May 2012. Poured a clear, dark ruby, with a dense beige head. Aroma of berries, nuts and cocoa. Dried fruits in the flavour, with some coffee and liquorice. Finish was dark malt, rye bread and caramel. jamesie1857 (1975) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - A nice deep brown body, lasting white head. Nose is smoky coffee and liquorice with a similar tasting after. The finish is a little dry, with the coffee hanging on. Pleasant surprise and quite a nice one. dogbomb (1244) - ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown ale with a decent mid-tan head. Nose of charcoal and a little chocolate. Some roast coffee. Taste is light, but has a little licorice and coffee with some citrus. Light, for a dark... interesting and quaffable.
undercurrent25 (2190) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Cask at 1874 Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Dark coloured, chocolatety, coffee and some roast malts Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 23, 2013
Dark ruby copper red. Texture medium. Flavour some liquorice, some cereal grainyness, some malts. Quite fine. BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
11th May 2012 saw me on a mini pub crawl of Wellington: my local Wetherspoons had this on hand pull, so I had a pint.
Dark ruby red body with a thin head of off-white, which stayed the distance.
Malty nose giving off esters of black coffee and hints of dark berries.
The taste was almost all maltiness, very little hop bitterness or presence felt.
I thought the body weak and watery to be honest.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
A dark brownish red with no head has a slight toasty aroma and tastes of toasted malt. Nice. berkshirejohn (6611) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Cask at the Old Gaolhouse (JDW), Winchester. Copper with a cheery red glow and a thin beige head; fruity aroma; a rather thin grainy body, with a light, fruity flavour; dry, fruity finish, with a hint of smoke and some residual biscuit. A pleasant, easy drink.