tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in January 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff white head. Strong roast coffee granules in the long aroma. Silky mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a rich roast malt flavour early on which fades to give a strong mocha coffee and bitter chocolate tastes which dominate. Slight dusty hop prickle gives a brief resiny aftertaste. Touch of liquorice in the smooth, malty, dry finish. Tastes far stronger than og suggests. A cracking session mild, packed full of flavour which puts some stronger porters to shame. downender (8658) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
On gravity at the Portcullis, Bristol 10/12/09. Dark brown with next to no head. Very chocolatey in aroma and flavour, with a slight, bitter finish. Drinkable if not memorable. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Carlisle BF. Quite thin, but it is a weak ale anyhow. Hint of roast malt with a slight taste of cold coffee. Good session strength dark ale. jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
cask at edwardstone white horse ’dark ale dales’, suffolk. think and roasty. chocolate notes throughout. very satisfying. renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
cask at ealing bf 08. sour vomity sweetish malt nose. hazy dark chestnut colour. smooth roasty, malty, choc and cocoa flavours. bit thin but thats alright for a three percenter.
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask (Ealing BF2008)DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2007
Classic dark mild appearance. Chocolatey aroma. Also a chocolatey taste, but also some tangy hops. Anna says there’s some veg. Roasty. Quite watery, but not thin. Solid mild.
Cask in the brewpub. Aroma is full on roasty but chocolate dominates, slight grassy hop character. Taste is similar full bodied and chcolatly for the % outstanding, grassy finishes slightly annoys me though. RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
Cask, Alloa BF 07. Roasted malty tones, lightly scented and inoffensive. Mouth comes with some burnt tones and loads of sweetness. Malty, but watery, very gulpable. cgarvieuk (24456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2007
Cask Halfway house Edinburgh ... Solid black ... little soft coffee malt nose ... soft cherry sweet malts ... lots of sweet roast malts ... a good solid mild ... Cracking beer at 3% Shame we dont see more of this or its kind. Id go out of my way for another of these. mike_77 (6657) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
Cask @ Warrington Oktoberfest.
Jet black. Roasted, almost burnt malt aroma, very bitter. Texture is very thin. Flavour is bitter with coffee, black treacle, dark chocolate and smoke present. A bit too bitter but a very unique drink.