harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2017. Dark brown colour lasting beige head. Malty aroma malty flavour. Very light sourness. Really good malt though. WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy mid-dark amber with a frothy pale amber head. Curious coffee and aged wood aroma, with the familiar scent of well-worn leather pub chairs. Slightly watery mouthfeel, with flavours of weak red berries and stale coffee. Moderate. Tradpint (13) - Amersham, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Bottled (and bottle conditoned) but served over the bar at St Briavel’s Castle youth hostel. (BTW, you have to ask for one that’s not had the life frozen out of it in their fridge!)Extremely rich and filling, slightly remniscient of the old bottle-conditioned Guinness. Rich and caramelly - Lovely aftertaste. Not really a beer to have with food. An enjoyable experience ashleywakeling (3) - Swansea, WALES - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
Pours medium dark brown from the cask with hardly any head. Floral hoppy notes with strong dark chocolate, cereals and toasty flavours, yet light finish. minutemat (5529) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
500ml bottle shared with blackhaddock on a train replacement bus to the first Midlands Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a surprisingly flavoursome mix of vivid malts and plump dark fruits. Some nice coffee cake and chocolate emerging with subsequent sips. Very nice indeed.
BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 23 Oct 2014. Shared with minutemat on a bus, 24 Aug 2014, cheers Mat.
Pours red to dark brown with a a slight haze to Mat’s half of the bottle, my half was clear. I really enjoyed it, the aroma was a mix of malty esters, bread, biscuits and chocolate being the main smells I got. There was also a mild old and smoked feel to the whole beer, more so in the taste than the nose though. Coffee hints arrived as the beer warmed in the glass and I thought the beer was interesting and tasty. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Nutty, coffee notes on the nose with a touch of figgy, fruity sweetness. The flavour builds on the nose with some vineousness, some bittersweet malt and a strong, dry finish. Pleasant. TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at Björn, thanks.
Half fluffy and second half big bubbly grey head.
Huge coffey aroma with some dark chocolate. Roasted maltiness but also a small bitterness from the dark malts. The dark malts lasts but there isn’t much else. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a faint, foamy head. Burnt toast in the nose with some toasted cocoa as well. Bit of burnt plastic in the flavor, unfortunately, with more cocoa, earth, dirt and leather. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, lightly sweet to finish with mild earthy bitterness, burnt toast, burnt dirt, faint leather. Very meh. greenmanalishi (547) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Inrtiguing claims, not entirely lived up to in the flavour, but a subtle brew all the same with bready, chocolate, roasty, nut flavours.