Marstonlad (963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle as a gift. Pours reddish brown with a little but well lasting head. The aroma features sweet dark maltiness and fruitiness. Caramel, plum, some fudge - very British. Taste is light to medium sweet and subtly bitter in the finish. Flavours of caramel, plum and rye pudding. Sweet, malty flavours. The palate is light bodied - not really watery, but light nonetheless - and smooth. Drinkable and tasty - but light for my palate. redders1974 (1651) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Deep red colour cinder toffee taste a tad thin otherwise very decent on cask at the watermill AshtonMcCobb (6953) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle from Rheged. gegwilson (3806) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Appearance - dark brown to black with a generous fluffy off white head. Some orange chinks around the side.
Nose - creamy chocolate and some blackcurrant.
Taste - blackcurrant definitely again. Creamy chocolate and a tiny hint of coffee on the finish.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry elegant finish. Nice slow taper on the end.
Overall - a lovely beer especially considering the ABV.
Cask in the Red Lion, Hawkshead. Pours mahogany with a thick foamy cream head. Mild chcoclate aroma. Nice chocolate flavour with toast and a hint of coffee and light spice. Very drinkable. Nice. Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at GBBF 2014 - London. Pours rich brown with a frothy tan head. Lovely dry chocolate character, light earthy bitterness, old leather. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Further toasty malts in the finish, chalky cocoa. Very solid.
Beese (3261) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a clear, dark ruby, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of toffee, dates and slight herbal notes. Grainy flavours, some straw and Oxo-esque meaty elements. Finish was salty, with some copper and lingering malt. mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. Clear red amber coloured pour with a lasting stodgy cream head. Aroma is earthy mineral, oysters shells, hedgerow. Flavour is earthy roast, mineral, dark choc, toasted malts, rounded and sessionable. Palate is medium full, some chalk and lowish carbonation. Pretty good. HenrikSoegaard (14646) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 12/01/13. fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
Dark chestnut brown with a thin tan head which retains fairly well.
Nose is dark malts, light coffee, dark treacle toffee.
Taste comprises roast malt, light chocolate, dark toffee, leather.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Cask (handpump) @ Hop Pole Inn, 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP19 9AZ.
Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, nutty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, keller - earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.