Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity cask at the Old Fountain. Pours clear, dark maroon-brown with a light film. Lightly sour, dark fruits in the nose, faint medicine, with toasted malts. Flavor pretty sweet, with caramel and toffee, toasty, rich malts, some light fruits, faint citrus bitters. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and malty, with brown sugar and toffee, and mild warmth. Quite good.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cardinal. A clear, dark amber beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has a lot of salty beef stock, with caramel and some prunes. Quite nice, but nothing more. The flavor is better and more complex, with caramel, beef stock, dark sugars, prunes, coffee notes and a fine chocolate touch. Full body and pleasant carbonation. Bitter finish with chocolate and coffee. A very nice one, although the aroma was a bit strange. 101113
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours deep amber with an off-whkte head.Aroma of beef stock, malt, fruitiness and berries.Flavor is sweet toasted malt with notes of warming alcohol, caramel, coffee and slightly burnt toffee.A hint of metal in the aftertaste.Medium to full body,average carbonation.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark deep brown body with mainly lasting head. Dark fruits on the nose, a little sweet. Taste comes across a little thin, notes of vegemite, crystal and dark fruits again.
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours almost clear and deep hazzlenut brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, dark breadish and toffee malty. Dark roasted malty, breadish and dark caramelish. Lingering caramelish and toffee malty finish with a light bitterness.
rosenbergh (9807) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. 7.2%. Finland.
Clear dark copper colour with small off-white head.
Dark fruits, raisins, some dark sweetness and quite hard alcohol in aroma.
Flavour is raisins, wood, burned malt, dark bitterness, alcohol, coffee and some sweetness. Quite strong maltiness.
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe at some ridiculously cheap price like £1.51 or similar. Consumed 25.09.10 Pours dark brown with a light beige head, looks glorious. Nicely bitter with toffee and dark demerara sugars showing mostly. Nice warmth coming through and dark toffeeness again showing. Top stuff, fed up of rating just want to drink it now. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep ruby with a fine beige collar. Seductive melding of figgy dark fruit, milk chocolate, oak and mocha on the nose, but beneath that- oily, resinous English hopcone. Creamy and decadent with a milk chocolate-coated raisin smoothness not a million miles from the DFH I had last night. Sweetish but balanced; faint, well-smothered, minty hop and a solid roasted malt base underpinning a wash of stone fruit, liquorice, milk choc and Xmas pud. Wasn’t expecting this to hear myself saying this: top drawer English sipper.
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Maltainen Riekko) Poured deep reddish brown and clear. Head was small and white. Aroma contained malts and chocolate. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, chocolate, molasses, hops and mildly bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and mildly bitter. Surprisingly good.
Sigmund (6287) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned, ABV is 7.2%. Mahogany coloured beer, big beige head. Vinous aroma, notes of raisins and other dark dried fruits, also hints of caramel. The flavour is fairly malty and moderately sweet (but not as sweet as I expected), with hints of dark dried fruits and caramel again, while the finish is biscuity dry with noticeable hops. Fairly bitter aftertaste.