fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark brown color with virtaully none head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (060808)
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is hops, roasted malts, some chocolate and mildly spicy. Flavour is a pleasant mix of coffee, roast, some malts and mild spices and wooden notes.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty Chocolate aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee in the aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 08 ... Deep brown ... solid fruit malt nose .. deep roast ... fruitty malts ... toasted oats ... little chocolate .
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with a roasted malt, caramel and mild chocolate notes. Sweet malty flavor with some roastiness and toffee Notes. Ends sweet.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2010
Fruit and slight roast aromas. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with some alcohol present. A hint of bitterness in a liqorice and burnt roast finish.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6+ Slight sweet roasted almonds aroma. Some ashiness.
4 Dark with a loose white head
7 Rich roast, a little milky
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Burnt finish
14 Good compromise between burnt ashiness and sessionability.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Newark Fest 08. Dark brown with a small head. Aromas are earthy light coffee with caramel, chocolate and weetabix. Quite malty. Flavours are malty, rich and smooth with a light roast character. Tasty.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-08-03. Crisp murky brown body with a modest tan head. 3+ Modest flavour has a malty core that is what you would expect in a good mild, sweet base, dry malt highlights, toasty and roasty bits, very light bitterness throughout. 6+ Aroma of toasty malt, dusty touches. 6+ Average plus palate. Pretty decent mild. Cask at GBBF 2010
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravicask sampled with Finn at Reading BF 08. Devil black body under a frail head. Roasted malty aroma. Rich malty flavour of sweet, dark caramel. Nice mouthfeel. Rather stong mild ale and one of my best of the style so far (02.05.2008)