jfb (6665) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
(bottle) brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of chocolate raisins and pears, with lots of grainy müsli, some herbal hops and toasted malts. flavour is mostly dusty floorboards and herbal hops, rather empty and stale, with a light touch of potpourri in the medium roasted-bitter finish. light-bodied with average carbonation. Ritzn (1812) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2017
Rather black with medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, earth, rotting herbs, molasses. Taste is sour juice with some coffee and bitter juice. Medium bodied. Very low carbonation. Hm.
SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle, many thanks Andrew! Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is off fruity, earthy. Taste is earthy, some off fruity flavours. A bit watery, silky mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Not great. jonas (8037) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Very earthy berrylike and honey aroma. Light murky brown, tanned bream. Dry straw and earth base, sparingly used hops - more might have prevented the light infection. Saltlick finish. meh. jjsint (3496) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Handpull cask at the Half Moon, Hitchin. Translucent brown with a loose cream-coloured head. Quite lively considering the dispense method. Liquorice abounds in the aroma but there’s also a hint of Robusta coffee. Taste is sweet but there’s a bitterness in the malt that gives it body, depth and balance. Some bitter sourness in the finish, with more roast coffee. Body’s a bit watery. Hovers around average for me: tasty but not all that lively.
theprof (1252) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Cask. Aroma is roasted malts. Pours dark brown with tan top that yields broken lacing. Taste is nicely complex with roasted malt coffee and bread notes. It shows what a 3.9% beer can give and why mild is a style worth keeping. BlackHaddock (7696) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Half-pint, hand-pulled on 30th Sep 2016 at The Crown Inn, Oakengates. Dark brown with a red hue, tanned topping. Smooth bodied, slick almost, aroma and taste had hedgerow fruits in a malty pot; a trace of hop bitterness in the finish. Decent. jmgreenuk (10006) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 4, 2016
Cask at Ale Caesar, Margate. Poured a clear reddish brown with little life. The aroma is roasty malt, dry coffee, light spice. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a smooth, flavourful, roasty, light dry liqourice, light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. jackl (8425) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose of cherry cola. Baked bread. Raisin and milk chocolate. Similar flavor. Lightly tart / sweet red fruit skin. Earthy toastiness. Just a bit sweet. Light body, a bit dull on the tongue. Solid. imdownthepub (15334) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Albion, Cromer, Norfolk. Very dark brown with cream head. There was a medicinal tone to this along with full roasty malts, some sweetness and a light nuttiness. Lingering palate, fullish. It’s okay.