marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask. Inky black, just-visible red tinge when held up to bright light. Close cropped, lasting mid-brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, toast. Very balanced, round malty flavour. Thick and full, lasting but not properly bitter. Plays like a mild more than an old, but excellent nonetheless. olliejobbins (1577) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Hmm this just isn’t my thing. And I had it warm. Aroma and taste both of licorice and star anise. Sour, bitterness not too bad. But really not great JorgeLee (2280) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Cask in the Prince Albert W11. Deep black in colour on first glance, ruddy highlights. Deep dark malty but not roasty, sweetish and treacly, a hint of smoke, well balanced with enough hop bitterness to keep it drinkable. Very tasty for the abv. Beerbaron42 (51) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
My favourite! Simply delicious with a fantastic aftertaste and so very drinkable. None other can compare!
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Pours an opaque black with tiny tanned head. Interesting sour smell. Taste is like sour malt with a slight bitter finish.
Niall73 (2459) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Cask at the falcon, Clapham. Pours a very dark brown with a ruby edge and a tan head. Aroma is coffee, light leather and a little smoke. Medium body, mild carbonation. Licorice, treacle, a little coffee, medium bitterness. Yeah, it's not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone allmyvinyl (11207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Cask at Guildford Arms. Pours brown-black with a good tan head, great lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, burnt toast, roasted malt. Taste brings toffee, and a slight sour note. Good, but more of a stout than anything. OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Dark colour with thick dense head... Leather smell, hint of coffee. Overall rather dull... prawlie (1702) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Black with a good bubbly head. Lovely rich roast aroma. Chocolate malt, rich light roast, a good blend. Pretty nice, quite subtle. Just slightly lacking body. Tastes nice, but not as good as it smells. To be fair it was possibly served a little too cold. Armenian5b (5) - - JUL 15, 2013 does not count
Really lovely dark beer fully of malt, chocolate, sweetness. Very smooth and great condition. Could have used a bit more strength and flavour though.