thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
Pours like crude oil into the glass with little head or lacing but a stillness that you can get lost in and legs like a glass of Borolo (maybe not that leggy but nice still!) Aromas of Cocoa, molasses, Licorice, and a hint of coffee bitterness. the taste is similar but way more intence on the licorice slightly more on the Molasses and more of a sweet chocolate flavor at the begining with the same slight bitter coffee towards the end. An oily texture, Low carbonation and a fantastic full body, falls down the throat and filled me with warmth. A great beer that I will seek out in the future. Overall one that is again better than the sum of its parts. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Very deep brown colour, small beigeish brown colour. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, some ashes and dark dry fruits. Flavour is similar in a rather nice balance. Hides the alcohol very well. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
On gravity at the Ely Winter Beer Festival. Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, liquorice and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
A - roasted caramel and molasses with toffee chocolate and dried fruit
A - black with Guiness head
T - light sweet with full controlled roasted bitter
P - full as can be and creamy
O - beautiful...worthy of number 900 FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Cask (CWAF2012, Thurs)
swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Quoth Phil: First beer of the day, and I know this will be beer of the festival already! Superbly estery aroma, a stout with attitude. Dark dark, and a large tight spongy tan head - a wonderful tribute to cask conditioning. My god, those retronasals are glorious, this is packed full of fruits and esters. The roast is sublime - so rich, and yet with no astringency at all. It’s gently sweet, which helps keep any burntness in check and also make the strength very easily palatable. So smooth and full in the mouth, and with a lovely little bit of tickly carbonation. The finish really brings out the roast - this is great stuff. World class imperial stout.
Anna adds: Little liquorice, builds in the mouth, defo 5 palate. Tasty!
Cask Devonshire arms Cambridge. Sweet and light hoppy aroma. Totally dark with aminimal brown head. Heavy sweetness almost i can feel alcohol. But nice warmy body like a heatings. Full body full mouth beer. Good but too sweet for better rating sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
Cask - The White Lion, Norwich. Poured with a fine and tight bubbly tan head that disappeared to leave a ring of foam around a deep and dark ruddy opaque brown body. Sweet, perfumy fruits on the nose, juicy with a drop of palma violet and some roast. Sweet and fruity again on the tongue, some perfume, liquorice, warmth and a light bitterness. Soft, medium body and a lingering sweetness with a delicate chocolate note beforehand. Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. dynamiteninja (1889) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
Cask. The Criterion, Leicester. Medium tan head, black body. Curly wurly toffee, caramel, alcohol, tia maria, chocolate, sugar, aniseed. Sweet with some alcohol. Bitter bite. Long complex sweet finish, Some oiliness, viscous, warming. fonefan (51099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, vanilla, dark - hard roasted, dried fruit. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.