john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Cask. Dark brown in colour. Malty; roast malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee notes. Grassy hop. Fruity and a bit spicy. Quite a bitter roasty malty beer with a hoppy bite. Liked this. Not bad. (2008)
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Tasted this at The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a creamy buff white head. Dark bitter chocolate in the long aroma. Good smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a complex and good range of flavours. Maltloaf base with mocha coffee, bitter chocolate, prune juice all evident. Very little hops detected but dry spicy resins are just about present in the aftertaste. Finish is sweet, malty and robust with dry toasted almonds, liquorice and thick treacle fudge. A fantastic Scottish Old Ale in style and its dark....... so you can dabble in the dark side Harviestoun and brew something exciting. SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2009
Oct, 2008 JDW, Gravesend Malty and slightly sweet with a nutty touch and a lingering hop finish. A little rugged and old fashioned and very British. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2009
Cask @ Willow Walk, JDW. Victoria SW1. Pours a dark amber color with a small longlasting tan head. Roasted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at The Tottenham, Tottenham Ct Rd 19 Nov 08. Dark amber brown colored. Strong aroma of grapefruit. An OK creamy head. Flavor is grapefruit. Good – but a bit unvaried. Some dry fruity bitterness in the finish.
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at J. D. Wetherspoon - Sir John Oldcastle, London</i>Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Black color, thin head with creamy clots, sticky lace. Light hop and roasted malt aroma. Good flavor, where the smooth body wins over the roasted malt and chocolate, it has delicate tones and a great balance. Very good.
Cask at the Railway, Putney, "Mopping up the Spoons fest", 15th Nov 08. Dark brown with a red tint and a frothy head. Smooth malt and fruit flavour - nice winter flavours. Lots of lingering late dryness. You can really taste the hops. Good stuff. A winter ale at a drinkable strength. cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at JDW edinburgh ...deep brown ... light roast malt ... light body ... mellow woody ... slight chocolate malt ... very soft ... little toffee..little burnt caramel. downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms JDW, Bristol November 2008. dark brown in colour with reddish hints and a decent tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits and grassy hops. Flavour had plenty of chocolate, a spicy kick and a hoppy, dry finish. This was my favourite beer of the recent Wetherspoons festival. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Cask in the enw crown. This is surly a porter or something as it was really dark? Alround rating: Roasty, chocolate, yet packed with grapefruit and was really bitter. Interesting beer.