Fin (9930) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Barrels (the Wye Vallley tap) in Hereford 28-12-09 Pours dark copper with a slim off-white head, there is very good clarity. Quite malty in taste with some berries and general fruitiness. A tasty beer though nothing too special. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1
DruncanVeasey (8060) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull, The Gatehouse Tavern, Coventry. Chestnut with a white halo. Sulphur and red fruit aroma with a shaving of pencilly hop. Astringent bitterness, sulphur, streak of coffee, soapy dabs. Thinnish and astringent on the palate with hints of paracetemol in the aftertaste; bitterness for its own sake, with nothing to round it out. Not very delightful.
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 2/1/08. Ruby red with a decent off-white head that left rings down the glass. Aroma of red fruit and chocolate malt with some earthy hops. The flavour was chocolatey in the main although with a long, hoppy, dry finish. A very good Christmas ale.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red with a short head. Little scent. Very bitter and slightly acidic. Citrus and not much else.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marlborough, Richmond, London. Quite nice it has to be said. Nice malty characters, crackery, with some slightly juicy hops, quite smooth and easy to drink.
imdownthepub (13708) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Crown & Trumpet, Broadway, Worcs. Dark Brown colour with white head. A thinnish low impact winter beer, one for the gluggers. Sharp crystal malts to the fore, I notice the use of wheat malts becoming more prevelant in the winter beers. Bitter on the finish, decent enough but not thrilling.
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Was a good beer. Entertaining for a while, but just the same than oter ales, not really bitter, so, was really enjoyable.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned & from a hand pump in The Alex in Derby. No sparkler
A deep redish dark brown colour.
Very malty with chocolate & coffee under-tones.
Best beer of the Night for me :)
jeffcole (3) - Llandrindod Wells, WALES - DEC 9, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At 1st it tasted very malty but this turned into a very nice palatable drink. Dark in colour