DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
Aroma is quite burntish malts. Tste is similarly burnt, however insted of giving sweetness, its quite dry. Not so good. Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is deep ruby or copper. Fruity, malty nose and a malty taste, starts a bit sweet, but becomes drier and finishes with a nice, long bitter finish. A hint of oranges and a fresh hoppy taste. Nice and tasty. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the New Barrack Tavern, Sheffield 01/05/2004
Mid brown amber colour and fruity. Some spicy aromas. Lasting slightly bitter malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008
Malt aroma. Bronze golden coloured and sweet on the palate with some alcohol present. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp roast finish. SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2005
May, 2005. JDW, Rochester. Red tinged brown. Sweet and juicy - punching well above the 5%. Tasty and satisfying. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2005
Cask@ Crosse Keys: Dark amber with a light tan head. Mild malt aroma. Sweetish malty start with a dry slightly chalky finish. Mild fruity aftertaste. Medium bodied, but lacks character.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Cask conditiones & straight from the barrel (gravity) at The Dolphin (beer fest) in Derby on 25/02/05.
Dark brown colour.
Dry-ish, well balanced beer. Quite smokey, very nice and drinkable. haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
Cask (gravity) at Olde Dolphin (Derby)Heavyweight Beer Festival 2005. Deep copper, strong and sweet malts, short dry finish, solid stuff if rather unremarkable. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2005
Darkish looking still beer with a very malty aroma and very malty flavour that is slightly dry. Overall a good malty beer. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
[email protected]chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
BF. Appleskin and toffee. Grainy. Not too much else going on, fairly short finish, and slightly dull mouthfeel.
Copper colour, with (like the Elgood Barleymead also sampled at the same time) some rather off-putting cereal notes upfront in the aroma. After that, it settles down into a fruity and nutty strong bitter - clean and fairly dry. Overall, solid, but unspectacular. Cask (gravity dispense), Bedford Beer Festival 2004.