Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. It pours deep brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is dark fruit, caramel, earth, wood and vinous notes. The taste is mellow, wood, earth, dark fruit, berry, vinous, caramel and cola with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body, fine to lowish carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Smooth and well-integrated flavour.
BeerViking (1982) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red-brown with a lasting clingy off-white head. Musty oaky winey nose, slightly sweet palate with touches of old wine barrels, toffee and pine. Earth, old wood and caramel in the finish.
BenH (1911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at bat. Dark brown with red highlights and tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, some toffee and biscuits. Taste has more of the same, chocolste dominates with some weird toffee and biscuit in the background. Little thin, dry finish. Ok
McNeillR (866) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep and musky nose, though the ABV does shine through. Cola brown body, swirl of a light tan head. Smooth and mild initial taste, like coffee machine chocolate simplicity. Touches of booze start to rain through, wooden nuttiness and a drinkable dry finish.
Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
keg at the bat ... dark brown ...thin tan head ... soft dark chocolate malts nose ... too fizzy ... dark fruits ...blackcurrant ... big roast ... dark malts ... nice but RUINED in kg
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned @ Old Green Tree, Bath. Deep brown. Liquorice, tobacco, bready malts. Slightly toasty. Earthy hop bitterness. Full bodied but remains drinkable. Good.
downender (5815) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the brewery tap, the Old Tavern, Bristol 19/3/08. Dark brown with red hints and a slight, tan head that left plenty of lacing. Dark fruit, chocolate and molasses aroma with a hint of roastiness. Smooth mouth feel with more fruit and chocolate and a grassy hop finish. Easy drinking for the ABV and very enjoyable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Sussex Beer Festival.
Down on the list as Snuffy Jacks Old Ale with an abv of 5.9%. Mahogany red / brown with a very slight off white rim. Fruity aroma with some dark chocolate malt and slight earthy notes. Flavour is pretty much exactly the same. I really like the earthy peaty character. Tangy malt finish eventually settling on some chocolate. Pretty good stuff.