The_Osprey (9942) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2018
Cask handpull at The Blackfriar, Blackfriars, London. As Stonehenge Old Smokey, 5%. Pours a cola black with a red hue, mostly opaque, still with a foamy beige head. Aroma is molasses, twiggy, little chocolate syrup. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary, flat cola, doesn't seem smoked to me but I just had a flat white so my palate might be off. Very little bitterness to speak of. Comes across like a mild. Does have a building astringency that could be called 'smokey' in a way. Decent easy drinker. (6-4-6-4-14=3.4) MarcinG (1110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pint @ The Conan Doyle,Edinburgh. Czarny kolor. Piana biała, mała,kremowa,opada dość szybko.Palone słody,lukrecja,kawa,czekolada,bardzo lekkie nuty wędzone. Niezły bporter o kremowej konsystencji i dużej pijalnosci. allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aromas of light smoke and chocolate. Taste is light smoke and coffee. Creamy texture, but a thin finish. john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Cask. Dark brown, almost black, in colour. Roasted malts, coffee and some liquorice. Lightly smoked/roast malts. Fruit (berries). Enjoyed this. Nice beer, but is it an Old Ale or a Porter? (2008)
SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
47574xeCD (1362) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
avion, Aldridge. Dark brown beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, prunes and dark fruit with a little treacle. Decent.
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar JDW. Poured clear dark brown ruby with an off white head. Slightly smokey malt caramel chestnut. leaparsons (10919) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Near black with a firm creamy head. Earthy roast coffee with jammy blackberries and liquorice. Some medicinal aspects. Peaty smokiness with a peppery finish. Towey1989 (3563) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some liquorice, slight smoke, subtle blackcurrant jam, a little burnt toast and maybe earthy hops. Taste of roasted malts, blackberry, maybe raisin, some liquorice, light smoke, subtle caramel and blackcurrant. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, liquoricy, fruity bitterness in the finish. Surprising juicy, fruity sweetness to this. Balanced with smoky, liquorice. Quite thin for a 5%er but good. jmgreenuk (10539) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 8, 2015
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light toasty malt, light smoke, dry coffee. The flavour is smoked liqourice with a light, slightly watery, coffee, malt, light chocolate palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. theprof (1471) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Cask. Dark brown. Thick tan head. Earthy aroma. Pleasantl, swet caramel malt foreground with one raisin notes within. No chocolate or coffee conspicuous and the licorice is understated. Given the dark character and abv, the body is medium rather than full, and more watery than resinous on the palate. If this is a January -February seasonal ale, I may regret drinking it in late September on draft.