BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
30th June 2015: cask half-pint in The Rocklands Club, Redditch. Smooth beige head to the ruby hued dark brown body: plenty of lacing from the head and the whole brew was smooth and rich. Malts all the way here, chocolaty, yet there is a hop content just below the surface to balance out too much sweetness or maltiness. Good. BeerViking (4980) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Cask at the Antelope. Roasty bitter, dry-sweet, toasted treacle, gently hoppy, hints of coffee and plum. downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol September 2014. Dark brown, with a slight, off-white head. Roasted mlats, with a coffee bean edge, some plain chocolate and a dryish finish. Good. Mr_Pink_152 (5400) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Tasted at the Deepings Festival 2014. No full tasting notes as drunk as part of a whole day session. Beese (3064) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask at The Mermaid, St Albans on 12 Jan 2013. Poured a very, very dark ruby, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and cocoa. Coffee and roasty bitter flavours, mixed with fruit loaf and chocolate sweetness. Finish was cake, burnt malt and some grassy hop bitterness.
harrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Cask gravity at Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Black beer. Bit smoky like smoked fish. Not much condition. Some chocolate. Chocolate on finish. Tasty. Good StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
A dark reddish brown beer, weak head. A light roasted malt aroma with hints of dark fruit and bitter chocolate. Dry mouthfeel. A dry, roasted malt taste, dark fruits and bitter chocolate again, this time with roasted nuts. The fruitiness lasts into the finish.
Tasted at the 2013 Norwich CAMRA beer festival.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Gravity, Hinckley BF, 13/09/13. Low beige head over dark ruby. Nose blackcurrant and lemon dusted with roast. Yeasty Twiglet base, bitter roasted coffee and chocolate; blackberry and apple undercurrents. Some smoke and nut for dessert. Decent. evergreen0199 (3460) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2013, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, coffee aroma. Tastes malty, slightly roasty, some chocolate and dark fruit. planky84 (3371) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Gravity dispense at the CPFC beer festival, 2013. Brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and some dark fruit aroma. Licorice, dark fruit and light spice flavour. Spicy finish.