jfb (6573) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017 tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, - JUL 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in July 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Black in colour with ruby highlights and a thin creamy buff head. Slight dusty drinking chocolate powder note in the short aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with chicory, plain chocolate and roast grain notes present. Dry hop flowers noted in the dusty citrusy aftertaste. Finish is dry with tart bramble fruit and weak coffee notes present in the mouth. An ok session mild from Strathaven but still prefer Trumpeter though.
(cask) deep ruby-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of toasted malts and hazelnuts, with lots of vanilla icing, some oats and tobacco, flavour is mostly dark chocolate and tobacco, with some more roasted malts, hazelnuts and a semi-dry brown sugar finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation. peponi (1941) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
Aroma: burnt malt, peated notes, roasted.
Appearance: black color and creamy head.
Taste: low herbal bitterness, roasted dark malts, peated notes, chocolate, slightly acid, ashy, dry.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation.
Overall: it is a great mild, nice smoky notes, highly drinkable. Perfect. gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Cask pint at The Sanderling (JDW), Glasgow airport. Very dark with some off white head. A nice consistency. Idiosynkrasie (7837) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, dusty, spicy overtones, a touch of mandarine zest. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly chocolately, mildly bitter hints of orange and mandarine zest; light and watery, super-soft palate. Iznogud (4059) - CROATIA - FEB 25, 2015
Cask at the The Counting House, Glasgow. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, some chocolate, dark fruit. moderate sweetness.
prawlie (1643) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle from the Strathaven shop into a pint glass. Nice lightly roasty mild, and a good drop. MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Erdig und torfig mit einem Schuss Malz und Kaffee. Etwas Schokolade, wenig Frucht, dafür blättrig und dumpf auf der Zunge. Dennoch nicht wirklich schlecht. McTapps (6950) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle from Britische Biere in Düsseldorf. The beer has got a deep black colour with an low head and medium body. Aroma of peat and torf with some earthy hints. Taste of roasted chocolate, torf, peat, woods, dark bread and leaves. Dry and earthy finish with malty hints. Drinkable and solid ale. Beese (3064) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured black, with a scummy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, Oxo and liquorice. Watery palate. Dark fruit flavours, with some cake and brown bread. Finish was ash, resin and burnt malt. mR_fr0g (13155) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2014. Dark ruby red coloured pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity berry, dries fruit and alcohol. Flavour is composed of mild roast barly and sharp apple, lingering roasted nuts. Palate is medium light, low carbonation. OK.