john44 (3071) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2009 - Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; roast malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, hint of liquorice. Hoppy; grassy hops. Full flavoured. Roast malty with bitter hoppy edge. Nice beer! (2009-10)
madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
12th November 2009Ondra (3) - - MAY 17, 2012 does not count
Spoons Fest. Very dark red - brown beer, just about transparent. Light soft palate. Minerally dark malt start after which coffe and dark chocolate flavours develop. There is also a distinct tangyness riding along. Trace of banana peeping through at the end. Bitterness makes itself known in the aftertaste. Interesting flavours cycling round in this beer.
Pivo s velmi výraznou kyselejší kávovou chutí, bez umělého karamelového ocasu. Říz střední. Pěna krémová stabilní mírně kroužkuje. Jeden z nejlepších českých tmavých ležáků. Mowbeer (325) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2012
Drafted at the Brewery.Pours dark brown almost black with a beige pillowy head.Aroma of wholemeal bread,rye and roasted marshmallows.Flavors of,licorice,coffee bean,dark chocolate with a milky creaminess.A nice balance of hops and malt.. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
At Spoons in Manchester. Dark brown black with a thin-ish tan head. Aroma of toffee and caramel, slight smoke and chocolate. Flavour has a nice sweet licorice like flavour. Not what I was expecting. Like pulling a slag and finding out she’s a sweet innocent misunderstood woman, but dirty. And some tool with their trackie bottoms tucked in their socks has just bumped me for nothing. Aha, I see your cock like behaviour and don’t even need to pull my trump card, step up nutcase tit lad. See him off. Love it when a supposed ’big dog’ meets a genuine away with a mixer nutter. And now I best pull him away and leave. Good ol’ spoons...
cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
Cask at JDW EDINBURGH AIRPORT at 5AM before a flight to De Molen event... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... sweet cherry roast nose ... rich malt ... loads of licorice ... deep roast ... ligth bitter chocolate linger ... smooth. DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 The Baron. Completely pich under a smother of tan. Butter-drenched oddity probably not intended by the Czech brewmasters; big dollop of Stork on liquorice, fruitcake, rye bread and wholemeal toast-accented malts.. Dabs of carbon and Marmite. Very lightly singed. Filthy Caramac-hued drips of lace that actually look like lace. Not bad despite the diacetyl and involvement of Marstons. There’s a good beer in there somewhere... DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 14/11/2009
Pale hop aroma. Small beige head. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.scotty (1199) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2009
Black brown with a decent beige head and plenty of lace. Full of caramel and liquorice with some really good dark fruity notes. Slightly metalic in the finish but it’s got plenty of flavour to mask it. Very good light and drinkable Czech stuff.
The Quayside, Newcastle. VERY dark, almost opaque, It certainly has a rich coffee like aroma and palate, this rather overpowers the whole experience for me. A distinctive brew, not sure if I’d try again but glad I gave it a go. Went well with my burger & chips.