RichardGretton (4576) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Leicester Beer Festival 2007. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly coffee and the flavour is coffee and dry. Overall a milky slightly dry beer.
woodgnome (12) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Cambridge Winter Beer Festival. Roast coffee-ish stout. Thin off-white head, grainy mouthfeel.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Planet Thanet. My final beer of what was an excellent festival. Decent stout but let down a little by a very slightly watery palate. Other than that it has all the roasty coffee and dark chocolate with a delicate sourness on the finish.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at 3 Legged Mare, York: nice aroma of licorice and roasted malt. black beer with a white head. flavor was licorice with come coffee, and some hop notes in the finish. medium heavy palate. middle of the road stout
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask from the Three Judges] Roasted coffee, berry fruits, grapefruit, slightly spicey. Mdium body, dry, roasty finish. nice stout.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, steady tan head. Sweet berry-like aroma, slightly toasted malty, hints of brewing mash. Smooth, full-bodied, Guinness-like. Roasted malty, with coffeish and bitter finish. Long bitter aftertaste.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask@Angleterre, Helsinki) Very dark brown, almost black color with a smallish, but creamy and lasting, lacy head. Roasted-malty, slightly sweet, salty and licoricey aroma. Burned-malty, very licoricey flavor with some rubbery earthiness and a burned, sweet-sourish, quickly fading finish. No bitterness to speak of. Slicky and oily, light to medium-bodied palate with low carbonation. Definitely not bad for a real ale.
Rune (10697) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black brown-tinged. Thin layer of foam. Cocoa to the nose. Light (watered) sweet chocolate flavour with a touch of anise (Half on gravity. St Albans Beer Festival 28.09.2006).
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 28 Sep 06. Very dark brown. Tiny head. Hardly any aroma. Flavour of cow stable. Dry bitter sweet aftertaste.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Faint fruit aroma gives no hint of what is to follow: ashy, roasted coffee malt and a smooth dry finish. Excellent.