chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at the brass monkey. pours deep brown with a frothy offwhite head. loads of lacing. nose is slight berries toffee, caramel, butter. tastes same with a slight sourness. piney hop undertone as well. better than envisioned.
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby coloured, with a suprisingly hoppy aroma, a balanced malty fruity flavour
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2008 Cask. Dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma: Malty and sweet, toffee, sweet fruit and caramel. Flavor: Sweet malt, fruity, milky, caramel, some hop bitterness in the background. I actually liked this one better on bottle. On cask it was a bit watery.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on cask in edinburgh. amber with a thin but lasting head. mild but decent, hints of caramel, slightly prickly bitterness, watery texture, not bad
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A couple of pints at The Star in Middlesbrough, 05/10/07. Mid brown with a creamy head and a strong biscuity aroma. Tastes sweet and bready with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely drinkable session bitter for a lazy Friday afternoon.
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Brown nutty aroma, some coffee. Taste is creamy and hints of coffee grounds, but also very brown. A bit dead, no real punch, not enough sharpness to the hops.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light orange. Gentle 1cm off-white head. Grainy, sugary, pear-like and cerealic ale with toasted biscuits and fruity nuances. A bit sticky in its finish. Unconvincing low carbonation leaves the stickiness queen while mildly rooty earthiness tries to bring a sense of hopeless balance. Simple for a sweet ale.
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. An amber beer with a dense orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a slightly bitter finish. A somewhat boring beer.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Kuikka, Helsinki). Darkish amber, smooth head. Caramel, tea and a bit of thin instant coffee. Not much bitterness.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh.
Amber colour. Bit of caramel and tea-like hops in flavour with diacetyl notes, making the mouthfeel smooth and buttery. Low bitterness.