jamestulloch (978) - Edinburgh, - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Caramel, pine, leather and brown sugar.
Appearance: Murky mahogany body with a large off-white head that holds well. Good lacing.
Taste: Very hoppy but balanced by sweet malt flavours. Maple syrup, toffee and pine resin with a subtle plum note. Bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Impressive balance between sweet and bitter flavours.
Pyrmir (2633) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask during london vacation. Copper color with no head. Aroma of toast, caramel, burnt sugar, fruit, apple must and some sweat. Tast is bitter, a bit burnt, toast, ash, soap and some faint smoke notes
jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malt and light red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a spicy pepper hop bitter light barnyard palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This isn’t half bad. I’m not a red ale fan (bad experience with that horrible Murphy’s stuff) but this was great. I love drinking back in the UK and this is one of the reasons why!
BlackHaddock (3155) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Lord Clifton, a pub in Birmingham, on 8th Feb 2014.
Red hue to this clear copper coloured beer, a thinning white head sat on top.
Slightly more malts in the nose than hop aromas: fruity and semi-sweet with a mild citrus bitterness in there somewhere.
The taste was also a mixture of flavours, again with the malts just being the dominant factor. Traces of wood and nut flavours mingled with the light malts and fruitiness. Quite a pleasant blend.
Medium body depth and with enough flavour to hide the alcohol nicely.
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Nice clear red, small loose head. Clean fresh bitter hop aroma. Taste also has clear hops ,whole cones, dusty and resiny. Thinnish palate. soft carbonation. Finish dry and drying. Great hops, nice for a reddish ale, normally reds I don’t like.
Hermod (2705) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Nutty brown color, thin white head. Nutty, slightly herbal aroma, some sweat. Flavor has nuts, mild ashy notes, caramel and smoke. Dry finish. Like licking a paper.
rosenbergh (5923) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland.
Clear dark red colour with a tiny off-white head.
Dry wood, dry nuts, dry paper, mild malt and a touch of hops in the aroma.
The flavour is also dry but with a truck load of hoppy bitterness... maybe some malt there too.
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tiong (2915) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festval 2014
Pours amber reddish with a bubbly head. Aroma of caramely malts, hints of berries, toffee and fruits. Taste is malty, nutty and slightly bitter with notes of berries, toffee and caramel. Finish is light, slightly watery and nutty with hints of berries.
laiti (4781) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is sweetish with caramel tones, some fruits and candy. Flavour has bready malt, some berry tones, nuts and some slightly sour woody tones. Dry finish with some gooseberry bush and bready malt. Decent.
VastActiv (1973) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is clear light copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dryness, caramel and malts.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Reddish-Brown in colour. Hoppy; decent hop bite; grassy hops. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Malty; lightly roasted malts, caramel, hint of chocolate. Moderately bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Very drinkable.