Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Dyp brun. Raskt dalende skum. Svak fruktaroma. Søt, litt tynn fruktsmak. Innslag av mandler. Kjedelig.
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not completely black in colour, has a small red glow and some head. Light roasted flavour, sweet tasting character.
RichardW (1461) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lloyds Carlisle. Low aroma, hints of chocolate & vanilla on the tongue. Sharp lager style palate with some sweetness just breaking through. Don’t like the finish, just a bit too harsh and almost chemical. Burnt malt comes through very late on
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-pint, cask at Penderels Oak, shared with Finn. Fading, beige head. Nice mahogany coloured body. Mid-sweet, slightly roasted malts to the nose. Flavoured with pale malts with a touch of dark chocolate behind and added by a little roastiness. Malt bitter ending. Soft in the mouth. Pleasant (JDWs real ale festival, London 01.11.2012).
markas101 (1825) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Bankers Draft, Sheffield. Deep ruby, zero hard. Minimal aroma, slightly metallic with sweet prune finish.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Bear and Ragged Staff, Bedworth, 08/11/12. Good souring Flemish nose with blackcurrant and balsamic touches. Vinegared, buttered Hovis taste a little too pronounced with the vinegar; hints of chocolate and oaty Scottish malt and/or oats. More blackcurrant with occasional roast. Beige-capped mahogany. Good beer gone a bit wrong? Jury’s out.
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th October 2012
Knights Templar Spoons. Clear deep amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is crisp and light. Smooth malt, tangy and with a whisper of roast. Tangy dried fruits turning sweeter. Semi dry and crisp finish. All right despite a tiny of sulphur.
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Dark brown with a beige head and a light fizz. Rather thin mouthfeel - definitely has a lager feel to it. Some smoke at first, a little chocolate and roasted malt, then a dry, prickly, grassy finish. OK considering it’s a style I’m not a huge fan of.
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think I would say this is more like a mild, flavour is of roasted malts, bitter and with some coffee and chocolate flavours, beer is dark in appearance
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 26/10/12 A dark dark ruby coloured beer with an off-white head and lace. A thin schwarzbier attempt. Some light roast in the mouth. Edging towards sweetness. Nose is thin and a bit grassy. Passable I suppose.