Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Gravity dispense at the 32nd WHOAF, 21/11/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering.
Nose is nutty, spice, light cocoa, dark fruit rinds, woody notes, toffee, dates.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, figgy tones, raisens, nutmeg, winter cheer, subtle bourbon wood licks.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tingling of booze.
Nice stuff. Solid winter warmer full of dark fruits and subtle bourbonics. evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Cask at The 32nd White Horse Old Ale Festival 2014, Parson’s Green , London. A ruby/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, malty, fruity, caramel, Christmas spice. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Cask at the Winking Lizard 5th Annual Real Ale Fest on 3/23/13. Clear reddish copper in color with a medium tan head. Malty and caramelly nose with some peat and roast. Malty and peaty flavor with some caramel before a roasty finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at Blue Monk. Buffalo NY. Brown amber pour. Medium bodied. Medium notes of peat and chocolate. Light smoke. Not overly flavorful but a nice drinking scotch jfb (6269) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
(draught) pours a clear dark amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of milk chocolate and toasted grain, with hints of toffee, wheat, chocolate icing and light coffee. flavour is mostly the same, lots of milk chocolate and roasted malts, with a herbal-hoppy medium roasted-bitter finish. light to medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 5th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/23/13): Deep reddish-brown color with a medium tan head that recedes slowly. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of earthy malt, fruit and caramel. Medium body with flavors of peaty malt, ripe fruit and slight hops. The finish is earthy with a dark malty aftertaste. Above average overall. rayy (48) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Had at a cask ale festival. Slightly smoky, malty, nice bitterness. Maybe a little light on the palate for the style, but very satisfying. Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a fine, creamy head. Sugary, dark malts in the nose, some brown sugar, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with lightly dry toast, dark fruit sugars, bread, mild earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet finish, more rich bread, light bitterness, brown sugar, dark and ripe fruits. Pretty tasty beer overall. Enjoyable. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2nd January 2013jamesie1857 (2150) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Craft Clerkenwell. Clear dark red - amber beer, small off white head. Slightly viscous palate. Burned toffee malt with a trace of coffee. Tangy dried fruits. Finishes semi dry with mild red berry fruits. A curious brew this, more interesting than drinkable.
On cask at Coach and Horse Dronfield - A deep near black ruby body, very boozy on the nose, hits of malt and cake fruits there. As expected there were the smoky tastes, nuts, toast, coffee, but sweetened up a bit as you get used to the drink. Very nice, but regretting the third and fourth pint of this. Ouch.