Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Threshers Sidmouth. Clear amber colour, mid-sized fluffy off-white head with a brown touch. Rather thin-bodied for the ABV with a shy malty background and some nice aromatic hops and a dry mouthfeel.
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear appearance. Slightly bitter, robust mouth feel. Hoppy, bitter aftertaste and left no lacing. The title may give the impression that its a dark ale.It isn’t.Quite nice though.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival, September 2007. I expected a dark beer but it wasn’t - more a standard copper colour. Crystal clear. Not much condition. Subtle tropical fruit notes in the aroma, together with some resinous hop. Clean hoppy attack on the palate, with touches of fruity malt. Fairly firm mouthfeel. Quite decent but not really much like the description. Did they forget the chocolate malt? I had this noted down as 4.7%.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask@St. Albans BF. Pretty bad. Green apples in the aroma hints thats it wasn’t fresh, it its just plain bad. Grainy mouthfeel, with a watery finish. Very dull.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at St. Albans Beer Festival. Golden brown. Hoppy aroma with slight malt and just a little alcohol. Hoppy flavour with straw, slight bitterness and some very faint apple. A tad watery. Totally standard.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at St Albans BF 2007. I expected a dark beer, but this wasn’t. Copper, thin disappearing head. Peachy aroma. Peachy in mouth, slightly sweet, but some hop on end. Nice fruity strong bitter, alcohol gives it a certain sweetness.
dj (572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at the Abbotskerswell Beer and Food Festival, 07/10/2006. Aroma is malty with dark fruits (plum). A malty, fruity taste with moderate bitterness. Delicious.