Mr_Pink_152 (5262) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017 Leighton (21876) - London, Greater London, - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a clear, ruby-brown with a vaguely tan head. Aroma has light to medium roast malts, with notes of blackberry jumping forth. Medium sweet flavor of mild roastiness, nice dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Decent finish, some sugar, fruits, roasty bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Not bad.
Tried at the Hop and Barley, Lincoln. Deep ruby colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is light malt caramel and dark fruit. taste is light toffee sweet and slight roasted bitter. Full creamy body. amhart88 (134) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Dark ale. Roasted malt, coffee, slight hint of bitter cocoa bean. Hint of red grape, dry red wine. Nice enough kermis (14248) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2016
Cat at The Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Dark brown with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma of malt, light toasty, caramel, overripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. chinchill (5172) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2016
On cask in Edinburgh with a listed ABV = 5%
Very smooth, opaque black body. Weak bone colored head. Mildly bitter with dark bread and faint Noble(?) hops. Lasting aftertaste of dark baked grains. MrTipple (5529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Sweet, dark berries, dark toasted malts. Hazy, dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Light bitter. More toasted malts, dark fruits, remains bitter throughout the short duration. Decent Porter, nice fruitiness in aroma and palate. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.
thomat (3986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, fruit, acidity and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter/ sour finish. SamVimes21 (510) - - JUN 25, 2016
Cask @ Hoole in the wall, Bodmin, Cornwall, black with tan head rich roasted malty bitter taste with a malty bitter aftertaste, nice. Cimbasso (932) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Sampled on draught at the John Baird, Muswell Hill. A dark brown colour with reddish tints. Foamy tan head but only soft carbonation. Aroma of fresh bread and milk chocolate. The taste is of dark fruit cake, with hints of brown sugar and mild liquorice. Lingering bitter finish. A good dark ale. Definitely not a porter. theprof (1080) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
Cask. Pours dark brown with ruby notes. Thin lace top. Aroma dates and malt. Tastes rich with a mild fruitcake quality and lingering licorice. There’s a bit of the Old Growler in all of us. The_Osprey (8499) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
Cask at The Angel, Islington as ’Nethergate Old Growler’, 5%. Very dark brown, still, dense foamy tan head endures. Aroma is light and airy up-front, some bread and chocolate as the glass drains. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is tangy and spicy, burnt cake, rum sweetness, dry into the finish with a little booze showing up. Slow drinking and spicy. Grew on me. This is very much an old ale, not a porter as stated.