MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: cask at Blackfriars in Glasgow.
Dark red brown with an excellent beige head and thick lace. Big coffee and chocolate malt aroma with a light bitterness and some tobacco. Flavour... christ on a sodding bike how good is this? Awesome dark bitter chocolate, lovely coffee and lip smackingly good fruit in the back ground. Simply beautiful roasted malt finish. I’m pretty sure this is the best mild I have had. It drinks WAY above it’s strength. I just can’t believe this is 2.7% they must be kidding right? The bitterness almost makes it feel hoppy but it’s coming from the fresh coffee and dark chocolate. Unbelievable character for such low abv. I drank this with Mitch and Greg from Stone Brewing Co, and they were bloody amazed too. Hats off to BrewDog.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, gravicask at London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival 08. Astonishing complex flavoured Ale for its low alcohol strength. Small off-white head resting on a black body with rusty hints. Aroma of roasted malts. The flavour brings black coffee notes together with dark fruits and a hoppy touch to the finish. Rather thin palate, though (Afternoon session, 13.03.2008).
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On gravity at the London Drinker festival. Dark chestnut colour with vibrant red hints. Fruity blackcurrant aroma with plenty of chocolate and a hint of roasted malt, plus some citrus hops. Full mouth feel with flavours of dark chocolate, some more hops and a decent malty finish. An incredible amount packed into a 2.7% ABV ale. World class.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Aikmans, St Andrews. Dark ruby with a thick beige head. Nose is fruity and caramel with some dark maltiness. Mouth is quite light really, some lemon initially, but then lots of milk chocolate, slightly lactic tones come through. Smooth and sweet, moreish.
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guildford arms edinburgh at the brewdog week.
Dark red and roast flavours. I usuallu like the strong ones but this is good but week. Nice like. There was better ones there
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 Guilford Arms Ebinburgh... Beautiful deep dark scarlet ... tight thin off white head ... thin but bursting with malts ... little bready ... little sweet ...little soft gentle chocolate ... light bitterness in linger ... some grassy hop ...but mostly domintaed with light toasted malts. 4.1... cask at hectors .... dark red brown ... nice thick head ... sweet dark fruits ... nice rounded toffee nose... juicy toffee malts ... dark fruits ...light chocolate...big soft coffee soft body ... light hop linger .... 4.3
cask at Standing Order ... lovely dark copper red ...dry woody hop nose ... big dry hop front ... juicy toffee malts ... little chocolate ... little coffee ... seems a little dryer than normal and a bit more hop ... but stil crackin 4.1
st vincent. oh yeah 4.3 .. crackin
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Cask in Blackfriars. Intresting beer this, from the cask it was packd full of hop on the notes. Once poured through the tap its all about the chocolate malt with noteable citrus hop, strange actually no brewdog house character too it at all, id guess this to be an american strong ale by the nose as its packed with flavour. Taste is similar chocolate malt base quite sweet chocolate with noteable body for it being 2.7%(apparently its been brewed with roasted wheat to add body, a new one for me anyway) the finish is still dominated by sweet chocolate malt notes but with a small citrus hint making it super drinkable and very tasty. Another belter. RERATE: Once in Blackfriars and once in the three judges. Who knows how this much flavour can be packed into such a small beer, roasty but chocolate and balanced and soo tasty soo drinkable, the ultimate session beer, im glad i can get more!