FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007)
Very dark ruby brown. Coffee and maly aroma. Strong sweet malty taste. A very rich roast. The guys at the Black Sheep stand had intended to serve this with a sparkler - shocking!
imdownthepub (13226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Forresters Arms, Grassington. Red brown chestnut colour with thick yorkshire head. Big fruity, sweet malt flavour with an alcohol kick, although the abv in the cask is a little lower at 5.6%. Good bitter dry finish, almost salty for some reason. Godd full beer.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at NWAF ’13, half pint shared by Finn. Deep, mahogany coloured body. Spotty lacework. Roasted caramel malts to the nose. Dark caramel taste added by notes of chocolate and mixed with marmalade. Mid-dry, dark bitter finish. Well bodied. Pleasing (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at arrochar ale festival. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, caramel.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg. Amber colour with a small fully diminishing off-white head. Mild roasty maltiness and caramel in the aroma. Hoppy, fruity and malty flavour. Moderate bitterness in the finish.
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, New Road Inn, Leicester. Dark brown with hints of red and a cream head. Aromas are burnt toffee malts, banana, chocolate and earthy winter fruit. Flavours are fruity with rich malts, toffee, banana and roast character. Has mellow winter fruit. Dry and bitter hops on the finish. A very malty moreish beer.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 31/05/2001
Dark coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Hint of liquorice flavour.
2. Cask Handpump at the West Riding Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury 20/12/2008
Malt aroma. Thick white head. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.
Svesse (7848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at GBBF London Earl’s Court, 4 Aug 2010) Dark reddish brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes, figs and sweet liquorice. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, raisins, prunes, dark bread, over-ripe pineapple and a good, spicy bitterness. More than medium body, with a solid malt sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, mooreish. Very nice.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2006 Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Attractive rich ruby colour. Plenty of berry fruit on the nose. Also some marzipan and a hint of smoky malt. Licorice comes through on the palate with more plummy fruit and touches of caramel. Fairly dry and nicely balanced. Full mouthfeel. Smooth and mellow. Quite a classy drop.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Dark amber with a thick bubbly off white head. Lovely coffee malt nose. Flavour is similar but not quite so pleasing. Bitterish finish. Slightly watery mouth feel but still ok. Much better than the bottled version.