Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Cask at the Southampton Arms, Kentish Town - 20/04/12.
Dark brown with a light tan head.
Dark malt, wood bark, licquorice on the nose.
Taste develops in a similar way with a little smoke.
Light to medium bodied. downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cask, Pub and Kitchen 16/04/2012. Ruddy brown with a slight, off-white head. Lightly fruity aroma with a touch of wood. Flavour had some more fruit, a vinous edge and slightly dry finish. Fine. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
16th April 2012omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
CP&K. Clear dark red - brown beer. Short pale tan head. Light dry palate. Mild mild dark malt. A little wood, soft and dry. Whisper of vanilla. Red wine is a subtle presence on the back of the tongue. Tangy dry finish. interesting - not had a barrel aged mild before. Very understated which was perhaps the point. An enjoyable beer but I would normally prefer everything a little bolder.
Aroma dominated by red wine and oak, no real ale in there. Body is really light, rather dry, and leaves a cloying slick layer that isn’t at all pleasant. The flavour is quite nice, if nothing too special, nuts, dry red wine, wood, butter. It’s just there... Not unpleasant, not wonderful. dogbomb (1254) - ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Cask. Pours dark tan, almost black. Light tan head. Licorice smells with nice warm malt scents. In the mouth, there licorice woody roots, a dry smoky feel. There’s also walnuts and a weak powdered chocolate. There’s a vinous, slightly fruity (I’m guessing from the casks). Finished up with the dry smokiness and it’s slightly chalky.