Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Maltings, York. It pours deep brown with small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, fresh citrus, liquorice, tangy red berry and burnt toast. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, liquorice, chocolate, moderate bitterness and burnt caramel with a dry, roasted finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Flavoursome, well balanced and moreish.
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at York Tap. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Med body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt, floral with a hint of spice. Good stuff.
dogbomb (1211) - ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Jet black with a slight hint of dark ruby. Thick tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate and treacle and a little Licorice. Chocolates, Licorice and caramels in taste with a chocolate mini-milk finish. Light hoppiness in the finish too. Nice!
Leighton (20821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours dark brown with a foamy, beige head. Good roasted malts in the nose, some burnt wood and dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, well roasted malts, some minerals, bitter dark cocoa, some earthy bitterness, mild dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry finish, nice roast, dark sugars, some ash, drying minerality, restrained bitterness, some raisins. Nice all around porter.