stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 181012
ManVsBeer (10253) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Dark ruby brown, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Light aroma of roasted malts, soft coffee, hint of chocolate - very light for a porter
Taste was a disappointment - soft roast, odd yeast, some vegetables, thin caramel, hint of rubber...something’s gone skew-whiff here....
Palate - thin mouthfeel...Finish very dry
Overall - Well this was not great...odd odd flavours
Fine roasted flavours make this fairly tasty despite it having little aroma. worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Black with a brown tint and a creamy lasting tan head. Smell of light roast, sweet malt and berry. Medium thin flat body. Sweet chocolate start with a bitter smokey finish. Elements of berry, and coffee. Very nice and smooth. wheresthepath (2315) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
[Gravity cask at Chippenham Beer Festival] Black with a loose off-white head. Sweet and smoky with lots of toffee. I appear to have liked it but I was quite drunk by this stage and the remainder of my notes are indecipherable!
Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle: dark red colour,no head. Aroma is fruity, sweet caramelly, Flavor: Thin caramelly mouth feeling, à bit burned wood. Thin body, short caramelly finish.
Bullit (4569) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2010
Cask @ 11th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival. Black colour, no head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, lots of sour fruits and licorice. Flavour is sour fruits, light malted, bit of chocolate. Very fruit. Odd one. larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2010
Biggish beige-brown coarseish head. Dark red barely translucent body. Burnt milky aroma with cocoa and cedar wood notes. Dry (and faintly acidic) burnt minty resiny taste with coffee notes. Light body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Dry pine needle and earth aftertaste with burnt notes. Later still it goes grainy and strawy. Nice, drinkable, and very clear and vivid. Lovely complexity. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com) Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
Very dark with a hint of red, a good sized tan coloured head with lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity malt with a hint of chocolate. Tastes strong of malt with a hint of treacle and fruit cake. downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 24/03/10. Dark brown with a hint of red and moderate, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, berry fruit and grassy hops. Flavour began with some sweet malts, more fruit, a hint of roastiness and finished off fairly bitter. Enjoyable. sm89walt (2064) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
Cask - Guy Fawkes Inn, York. Very dark brown with a creamy one finger off-white head with good longevity leaving a full lacing. Chocolate on the nose with a touch of liquorice and a yeasty, slightly savoury note at the back. Dark choclate, roased malt, coffee on the tongue. A meaty, bitter medium length finish. Soft palate, very low carbonation.