Grumbo (2955) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017 Dashimus (248) - London, Greater London, - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown, black with a thin, of white/tan head which is moderately lived and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is sour milk, toffee, coffee, caramel and treasured malt. Flavor is sweet but very mild with a slight acrid aftertaste.
Bottle from a now unrecalled source. Poured mid brown with a small, short lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, roasted coffee, mild chocolate and hint of liquorice. Medium plus sweetness, light roasted bitterness. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft to flat carbonation. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Cask. Black. Roast malty (liquorice, bitter chocolate, espresso). Sour fruits (berries). Bitter throughout. Dry roasty finish. Rather like a stout. (2008)
androman (2351) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
ABV 4%, 50cl bottle at home from Beerritz, uk. Body is clear dark brown, head is small, off-white, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is light roasted malt, flavor is chocolate, mild coffee, brown sugar, bread. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, thin dry texture, average carbonation. Easy porter-ish simple beer. Erzengel (8769) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
*Old rating. Bottle from 2010. Nice malty Ale. Slightly bitter, nice, round and easy to drink. Roasted malt. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 22, 2014
Cask at WHOAF 2014, London. It pours an opaque deep amber color with a small white head. Aroma is mostly hoppy with a good toffee malt backbone. Taste is a bit flat with dried leaves, caramel malts, pine needles and dried hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
gegwilson (3712) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask in the Blue Bell, Kettlewell. Mahogany with a cream head. Malty with a little fruity flavour. Not bad. nilsas (4132) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
Duft av Lakris, bek og vanilje. fin dyp sort farge. Tynn hinne skum. Vassen smak med en liten anelse lakris I ettersmaken. Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
Nesten svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, karamell og lakris. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, og kaffe. Vaaland. SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Cask (Blackfriars, London) - Dark brown, almost black. Liquorice, marzipan and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted and slightly fruity taste with coffee and liquorice detected. HogTownHarry (6942) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Old Bell. Utterly beautiful clear bright ruby pour with a lasting cap of tan creamy head - gorgeous. Aroma and taste are very simple - more a light bitter than what I think of as a mild - floral, lightly sweet, utterly devoid of alcohol presence. Light body, slightly chewy/grainy, very mild carbonation and a medium-short floral somewhat bitter finish. Very quaffable. I’m getting another one, to hell with the pub crawl!!!