borre_m (779) - NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber. Very mild aroma. Taste is mild, full body. Some malt, not much hops.
FatPhil (11500) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Mitre, Cambridge)
Branny aroma. Lovely deep coppery red, brief head. Sweet as well as branny. Some almost solventy estery retronasals. Soft palate, carbonation low. Full malts in the taste, a little sweet and caramelly. Finish again a little sweet, and some honeyish pale grains. Too sweet for my tastes, but decent and no flaws. It is sessionable, and does endear itself to me eventually (i.e. I even bumped its score up on finishing it with a satisfied swallow).
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low and quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet caramel malt nuts aroma. Mildly hopped dusty and dry roasted malt caramel flavor with a low carbonation and a long bitter finish.
KoNrRiI (821) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.568 tap. Clear, light crimson color and a small, white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, butter - not bad for a standard bitter. Taste of caramel, delicately sour, mildly sweet, soft and balanced. Light body, thin texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is sourer, a tad out of balance. Overall not bad for a bitter, but still just a bitter.
Rob_D_UK (1279) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark chestnut with a white head. Malty aroma with some dark fruits in the taste.
redders1974 (449) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a full night on this at as cousins wedding in mid Wales and have very fond memories if it. better than the bottled stuff.
Sigmund (5832) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask half pint at The Cottage, Cardiff. Copper colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant malty and nutty aroma. The flavour is moderately malty but still quite dry first, sweeter in the middle with a hint of caramel, and a dry and "dusty" finish.
harrisoni (15647) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4.5% Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. How I haven’t rated this I have no idea. Clear deep brown collar of bubbles. Malty aroma. Malty nutty flavour. Really interesting flavours. Verges on the marzipan but also almost sour too. Not great condition but definitely interesting. Good.
TedE (592) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on handpull, Cottage Loaf Llandudno. Nice malt nose, ruby red beer with thin cream head. Zero carbonation. Rich creamy body, really good. Aftertaste is toffee malt with (VERY) slight hop note. Really delicious.
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Victoria Lounge, Hanley. A clear deep amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, nuts, some berry fruitiness and spice. Taste of sweet, spicy, berry fruitiness, walnut, some caramel, biscuit and a little acidic. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A smooth fruity finish. Nice and smooth but a standard bitter overall.