KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green.
Lovely ruby beer, dried fruit like prunes or raisins. Sweet, warming alcohol. Quite nice, but some bitterness would not have hurt.
Fukito (865) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Wenlock, october 07, 05 vintage. Turbid, opaque, brown color and a small beige rim. Caramel, crystal malts aroma. Woody, complex, flavor with some alcohol burn and a sweet flavor. Heavy. Medium to heavy palate, persistante woody flavor. Nice, complex but a bit clumsy strong old ale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
dark ruby red, headless, sweet fruity winey aroma, slightly sweet rich malt flavor, touch of fruity character, only a hint of bitterness in the finish
Source: blind tasting
muddy brown, whispy head, light sweet fruity aroma, nice malt flavor, hint of fruityness, touch of alcohol, warms to really nice fruity flavor,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
StueyD (1328) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints in the light, but no head. A distinct toasted malt nose with burnt sugar, liquorice, treacle and a touch of smoke. The taste is bitter sweet, toasted malt, winey, sherry-like, plus liquorice. woody and a touch grassy. The finish is bitter sweet but smooth. (Cask - Easter Beer Festival @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
harrisoni (14460) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at White Horse, Parson’s Green. Very deep ruby, with lasting beige head. Adnams yeasty aroma. Some dark malts, but the dark fruits are the stand out things here. Nice tingly hop finish. Not bad toffee too. The pump clip kept being turned around and then it was back on again.
JorisPPattyn (8195) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Nearly no head; near black beer with ruby highlights. Is it possible to make a near-noseless beer? Well, A_B would, but - Adnams? Some (dark) greenery, searching hard. Sweet, liquorice, slightly roasted. Syrupy dark malts and caramel, with a slight spicey touch as juniper berry. Very slick, full-bodied and oily, going more flavours retronasal than nose + first taste combined. I still have to understand the Adnams’ fan club. I think most of their beers are fairly... standard.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at The White Horse on Parsons Green (London), dark with a thick brown head. Molasses aroma, nearly golden syrup. Rich and chcolotely flavour with a sweet (too sweet) finish,
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark amber-brown. Sweet malt aroma with some fruit, possibly blackcurrant. Sweet, almost cloying honeyed taste with golden syrup and the thick spoonfuls of medicinal malt I was made to eat as a child. Very slight bitterness plus a lot of alcohol. A decent warming winter potion, but I wouldn’t want a session on this. Especially as it cost me over three quid for a pint.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 A Mes rate. Gravicask 2008 version from the Bree Louise. Adnams seem to be doing a lot right these days and this latest version of Tally Ho is really the cream of the crop. Very dark mahogany, no head. Fantastic colour though. Full on rich barley wine. Tonnes of burnt sugar, roasted barley, incredible creme brûlée character all round and a beautiful lick of warming alcohol. Really drinkable considering the strength and luscious busomy body. Massively good beer.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask : The Seven Stars, Holborn. Deep, rich colour with a thick malty body to go with it, it tastes just how it looks.