Theydon_Bois (17960) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington, Brum, last cask offering of the RB Black country bus bash in the Midlands (there was one more to follow at the Euston Tap!).
Pitch black with a thin light tan head.
Nose is light roast, vanilla, chocolate, sugars.
Taste comprises chocolate, light roast, hint of vanilla, dark toffee.
Medium to light in body, a little thin for 5%+.
Ok stuff let down by its body as much as anything.
madmitch76 (23396) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Cask at the Wellington. Opaque black - brown beer. Little pale tan head. Palate is dry and light. Light touch of dark chocolate. A little paper. Light touch of tangy dark fruits. Whisper of coffee and bubblegum ester. Light dry finish.
jmgreenuk (8428) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin round off-white head. The aroma is roasted malt leading to a medium bitter, liqourice, malty flavour. I sadly didnít get the chocolate at all. Back to the drawing board guys!
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham during Black Country Bus Tour. Pours deep brown with a modest, lightly foamy beige head. Milk chocolate aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with tar, more milk chocolate, some burnt malts, dirt. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, lightly roasty with a bit more milk chocolate character. Easygoing and pretty tasty.
TheJestersBeer (2409) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with no or very little head.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, low CO2.
Roasted, malty taste, chocolate, caramel, ashes, earth, coffee. Quite robust, still well balanced and drinkable. (2012-11-23)