MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at RBESG. Chestnut colour with a small off white head. Nice balance but predominantly sweet and malty with some smoky, peaty notes. Spicy finish with just a hint of the otherwise well hidden alcohol.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at rbesg07. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, sweet pale malts, and hints of floural hop. Taste is similar, noteably fruity and yeasty, sweet berry fruity. However perhaps a bit unbalanced.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colored, little light brown head. Strongly hopped aroma with some biting, still positive glue tones. Medium bodied. Flavor is better with vegetable abd biting carbonation, reminds me of some Danish brews. Good beer.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (Thanks GarethYoung!). Small head, hazy brown colour. Aroma is plum, flowery hops and some malts. Flavour is the same along with some big acidic notes. Also some yeast, bread and slightly smoked notes can be found.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy nut brown color, small white head. Yeasty, slightly toasted, chocolaty, a bit bready aroma. Yeasty ... did I already say yeasty? Some sweet roasted malts. Very difficult beer to rate.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Bottled. Cloudy dark brown. Sweet, rather yeasty and fruity. Medium-full bodied with caramelly roasty malt, some melon, some soap and a whiff of smoke. Fairly clean mouthfeel. Salty finish.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Muddy darkish amber with almost no head. Malty, licorice-tarry and yeasty aroma with some alcohol. Neutral-malty, pretty roasty, yeasty flavor with licorice and some ashiness. Medium-bodied, medium-carbonated. Got the yeasty part of the bottle, so might be even better.
cgarvieuk (12161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 A deep deep balc brew, with a roast malt nose and a deep bitter roast malt flavour
TK2 Cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... No real nose ... smokey smokey smokey some roast malts little roast bitterness(3.1).... bit thin...tk3
Cask at Edinburgh Beer festival 2008... Deep black ... sweet molisis ... tracle toffee roast malts ... ark fruits ... rich little bitter in end (3.9)
cask SRAF 2010 6.2percent ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark cocholate malts ... dark malts ... soft easy ... rich chocolate ... smooth chocolate and easy for 6.2... nice 4.0
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle from Brewery] Deep brown with some ruby tinges and a dense moderate head which maintains a thin layer. Aroma of chocolate, treacle, molasses, fruity character, tobacco. Full, firm body, some sweetness, vinous character, a little alcohol comes through in the finish.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours opaque drak ruby with porous head that quicky dissapates to nothing bar a thin line round the edge of the glass. . No lacing to speak of. Big tarry, treacle nose with discernable alcohol. Mouthfeek is thin, but flavour builds. Reminds me strangely of vodka/coke. Alcohol is definitely present. Slightly smoky, definite chocolate and tar flavours but remains really ripe and fruity. Flavor lasts but quickly disintegrates with more tar and ashtrays to finish (but still a hint of something more fruity).