DruncanVeasey (7551) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Brunswick Inn, Derby. Heavy liquorice looks edged with ruby under a fine, yellow-tan collar. Generous roasted aroma with a deep cafetiere smokiness and coal. Punchy dry roast, some scorched plastic and toast; definite liquorice, hint of apple, bitter cocoa, ashtray. Some roasted (carbonised) nuttiness in the aftertaste. Lacks a bit of body and depth at 6%- full of roast but edging towards thinness and astringency.Too much of a good thing: burnt wood.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours a very dark brown with a vague orange hue and a small off-white head. Lightly burned malt in the nose, perhaps a whiff of butter also. Full-bodied, rich in sweet, hard roasted malts and sweet dried fruit. Again almost no bitterness - Brunswick seems to be afraid of hops! 170110
Fin (8199) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Brunswick, Derby 17-08-08 Pouring almost black with beige head, this beer is quite thick, roasty and with a creamy woodiness.Drinks well for a 6% beer, some wet woody twigs dipped into some smooth gentle coffee, nice.
berkshirejohn (5033) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Brunswick Inn, Derby. Black with a purple tint and a dense tan head; aroma of sour fruit and chocolate malt; milky chocolate flavour with sticky damson poached fruit; leading to a dry coffee finish.
Ungstrup (30009) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2007. A very dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel as well as light notes of roasted malt, leading to a smooth sweet finish.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4 Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 3 Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2 Lasting: 2 Lacing : 3 Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2 Bread : XX Apple : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Ink : XX Tar : XX Olives : XX DMS : XX
Malt : 4 Biscuity : 3 Burnt Toast : 3 Caramel : XX Nuts : XX Pumpernickel : XX Cereals : XX Coffee : 4 Dark Chocolate : 3 Vanilla : XX Grapes : 1 Blackberries : XX Cherries : XX
Hops : 2 Noble(1)->American(5) : 1 Leafy : 2 Floral : XX Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX Herbal : XX Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes : Earth : 1 Wood : XX Mint : XX Smoke : XX Soy : XX Bourbon : XX Anise : 3
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Sourness : XX Lactic : XX Bitterness : 2 Complex : XX Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3 Clean : XX Sharp : XX Watery : XX Oily : XX Chalk : XX Astringent : XX Alcohol : 1 Mineral : XX Oxidation : XX Metallic : XX
Comments: Strong stout with fair roast and a delicate anise touch to its malts. A fine night-shutter.
Christian (11665) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small white head. Fruity aroma, some peat and wood notes. Sweet and fruity flavour with a dry and roast finish.
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, light licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized bubbly beige head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, fruits, some hops and caramel. Flavour is fruity, slightly roasted and quite wooden. Wellbalanced and leaves a nice spicy aftertaste.
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. VEry dark ruby/black. No head. A rather nice aroma of dark fruit and liquorice. Very decent beer, that has some different flavours. Bit oily, some vegetable flavour, but in a good way. Interesting.