Leighton (21092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clearish, ruby-brown pour with a tan head. Semi-dark malt nose, some ripe fruits. Slight roast and toast in the flavor, light sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light sweet finish, mild toast and toffee. Nice. ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2011
From the bottle, just on cool. In a dark hotel room it seemed to shimmer in the light but held a haze. A deep russet copper with little evident carbonation, and crowned by a generous, off white pad that left a fine lace. Damp moss comes to mind on the first whiff, with lots of peat, toffee, caramelised rhubarb, wet earth, nutmeg and damp, charred wood coming through, interesting!planky84 (3215) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Very earthy in the mouth with sweet dark toffee and cola, damp herbs and musty old rye bread loaves to dither from the aroma. Body is medium to light, the carbonation just a light spritz. Drops off herbal, considerably short with a lowly bitterness. Dry past the front, a mild nuttiness builds, quite raw with delicate hop notes lingering briefly. Lovely drinking this one, more an old ale I thought as its full of weird character. Nice! (50cL, BBE 12/11, Darts Farm, Topsham, Exeter, Devon)
Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF shindig. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Raisins, chocolate and caramel aroma. Chocolate malt and toffee flavour. Sweet finish. Quite nice. harrisoni (18437) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Pre GBBF shindig 2011. Dark brown colour, lasting beige head. It’s a slight smoked beer. Good malt. Fine beer. Scopey (14523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours ruby-brown, with a thin foamy white head and average carbonation. The nose is bubblegum, nut, wood and caramel. The taste is nut, wood, caramel, cardboard, roasted malt, astringency, brown sugar and treacle, with a dry-sweet finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
bottle at chriss ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft roast malt nose ... dark fruit ... soft malts ... soft light yeast ... FatPhil (15975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2011
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)madmitch76 (24511) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Spicy aroma. Cakey. Was looking forward to it, but when it hit the mouth that deflated a bit. It’s actually quite dull. It is a rich bitter, but it’s a touch sweet. Would have preferred more attenuation, more nuttiness, to be more like the ESBs I like.
30th July 2011>br>ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Clear brown beer, huge pale tan head. Light dry palate. Sweetish lagerish malt. Trace of dried fruits. A very light touch of darker malts. Semi dry finish. Not bad. fonefan (48790) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle 500ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.
Clear dark brown amber colour with a small large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, malty, nutty - coffee notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-whitw head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.