sam_uk93 (49) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Bottle. Very dark, almost no head, very little carbonation. Lovely sweet and malty flavour up front with a slight tart sour towards the end. Slight milk chocolate. Medium light body. Smooth and extremely drinkable. Fantastic GuideDogSaint (1752) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 6, 2017
Cask pint at the Coronation Hall, Surbiton. Pours black with a white head. Aroma of cherry and chocolate. Sweet cherry taste. Sweet finish. Not sure this really works. john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Cask at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon in May 2017 - Very dark brown / black in colour. Good beige creamy/foamy head. Good lacing. Sweet malts, roasty/toasty, caramel, chocolate. Quite fruity, definite cherry taste. Hoppy. Bit spicy. Smooth. Sweet toasty malts and cherry fruity. Pleasant easy drinking mild. (2017-05) Rubin77 (2590) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
F: small, tanned, not long lasting.
C: dark, opaque.
A: malty, cocoa, chocolate, liquorice, cherries, fruity.
T: malty, cocoa, cherries, light earthy, hint of coffee ground, medium body, low to medium carbonation, very nice, enjoyed, half pint @ Kissingate microbrewery near Horsham.
Parmenion777 (356) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2017 Deep dark brown, almost black with a small firm lasting tan head. Aroma is coffee, a hint of chocolate and cherry. A sweet fruity taste, the cherries really come through with chocolaty roast malt flavours. A light dryness in the finish.
kwik-lime (2044) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
Cask at Anchored in Worthing. Sweet, slightly cloying but the cherry hits the spot nicely along with roasted malt. Fun. daniele (9660) - ITALY - AUG 14, 2016
cask scura cioccolata frutta discreto corpo molto fruttata ciliegia sottobosco amaro contenuto MrBishop (396) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Cask at The Evening Star Brighton. Pours like a stout and tastes quite similar too. Nice balance and goes down well. Cherry nice. kapusil (1506) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
On cask. Black body, creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, blackberries, caramel and cocoa. Taste of caramel, chocolate, cherries and elderflower. Quite thick and the texture is creamy. Pretty nice. Martinus (4701) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
Black brown colour, white head. Aroma of coffee, loads of liquorice, salty liquorice (salmiak). Sweet flavour, loads of cherry, liquorice. Finish salmiac and liquorice root.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)