fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, burnt, coffee, moderate hoppy, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat. (180108)
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at the Rotherham Oakwood Beer Festival. Pours a brown/black with a thick dark tan head. Aroma is thick roasty/toasty malt, chocolate, coffee, touch of smoke and earth. Flavors are roasty/toasty malt, charcoal, chocolate, coffee. Very drinkable for an imperial stout.
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep brown ... roast coffee nose
... roast chocolate ... rich deep roast quite drying ... little light cherry3.5
cask at bow .... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft open ocidised roast malt nose ... roast chocolate ... light dark fruits ... soft dry roast ... ok 3.7
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 1 Dec 2007) Brownish black colour with frothy pale brown head. Roasted , malty nose with loads of coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted, malty taste with notes of dark fruit, coffee, cocoa and a long, roasted, bitter finish. Powerful stout, full body, balanced sweetness. Excellent beer.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Crown (formerly Lloyd’s), Nuneaton. Virtually pitch, with ruby tints and a tan head. Can just about see the sun through it. Earthy, charcoal-smeared nose. Mouth-fillingly roasty with lots of charred malt and bitter chocolate. Big alcohol presence, with some distinctly barrelly notes. Either a very smoky and full bodied stout or a watery imp.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Newark Fest 07. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy and dry roast malts with smoky notes. Bitter with noticeable alcohol. Flavours are roast malts with bitter dark chocolate. Quit bitter overall. Some mollasses with prickly pine hops. Dry on the finish. Good stuff.
RichardGretton (4020) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Newark Beer Festival, 2007. Dark black/brown beer with a lightly coffee aroma and a very gently dry flavour. Overall an average weakly strong stout.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at Reading BF 5/5/2007. Near black with a beige head. Aroma dominated by roasted notes and dark chocolate. Flavours of coffee, burnt fudge and more chocolate. Finish was long and dry. Good, but I would have expected a bit more from a 6% beer.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2007. Very dark brown, thin bubbly tan head. Good roasted malt aroma. It’s pretty choccy and decent in the mouth. Lovely choc.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Fesitval 07. Deep brown with a tan head. Light roasty nose and vanilla with powdery chocolate. Reasonably dry with a little bittersweet finish. Reasonable malty bitterness and quite drinkable as one would expect from a light in strength impy stout (but not so light in flavour.