anders37 (25101) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with weak hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
downender (8339) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the South Wales Beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol 5/11/2012. Near black with a thin, off-white head. Sweet, liquorice, berry fruits and chocolate aroma. Fairly light bodied, with more fruit and chocolate and a dryish finish. Ok.
deyholla (10902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CASK with Sarah. Pours clear dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts and dark grain with a hint of dryness. Flavor has strong roasted malts with some dark grains and a dry finish.
jackl (7406) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny mocha head. The nose is plenty of roasted espresso bean, some whipped cream and sweet sugar. The taste is more roasted coffee bean, charred malts, plenty of tangy berry and some bitter dark chocolate. Light dried nut. The finish is dry and a bit dusty. Smooth, easy to drink. Good stuff!
Theydon_Bois (18418) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 19/10/12.
Very dark mahogony brown approaching black in colour with a thin tan head that soon clears to the edge.
Roast malt nose and strange plastic/chemical tones.
Taste follows the nose, roast malt and this strange mix of plastic, herbs and light medicinal qualities.
Medium bodied with little carbonation leading to a slightly astringent finish.
Left half of my half pint - sums it up pretty much!