The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF. Very dark brown, slight red hue, still, small foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, ash, liquorice and soot. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is watered down molasses, a touch yeasty, no real bitterness. Flavour is a bit watery but the smell was very nice and definitely picked this beer up a bit.
Scopey (11991) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours dark brown with a tiny, bubbly beige head. The nose is toasty, earthy, dirt, twig, burnt cake, mild berry and a hint of sulphur. The taste is toasty, earthy, wood, leather, mild acidity, cocoa, charred wood and filter coffee with a short, earthy finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. A simple toasty mild offering. Not much to it, but not bad either.
rlgk (17304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Black beer with no head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, chocolate, vinous notes. Roasted licorice flavor, raisins, caramel, leather, grapes, some citrus. Quite ok.
Leighton (18074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear, deep brown with a faint creamy head. The nose holds well toasted bread, light chocolate and dried fruits. Light sweet flavor with nice burnt toast, hints of leather, dried berries, chocolate. Light bodied with fine carbonation; great condition. Very well balanced on the finish, with notes of roasted malts, dry cocoa, leathery fruits. An outstanding mild. Hits all the right notes.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12th August 2015
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Clear deep amber - brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles. Palate is light and semi dry, low carbonation. Dry thin dark malts, mild tang. Whisper of sulphur. Trace of marmalade. Dry chocolate. Dry finish. Just another thin dull mild.
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At GBBF. Dark mild with loose, off-white to pale greyish head; deep, dark burgundy colour, almost blackish in the middle. Aroma of smoked meat, caramel, raisins, bayleaf, brown bread, some tobacco. Clean, light fruity taste, very smooth and soft, thin, bit oily mouthfeel, nutty maltiness, toasted, some ’clean’, nice smokiness in the end with a soft, earthy hop bitterness but finishing in juicy maltiness nonetheless. Very decent example of these new smoky dark milds which I think are keeping the style alive.
Theydon_Bois (16461) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF ’15, 11/08/15.
Mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting and Edgework.
Nose is toffee, light coffee, earthy, dirt, hint of candle wax, dark fruits.
Taste comprises biscuit, brown bread, light spice, dark fruit peel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours pitch black with a deep amber glare, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, dark breadish, light liourice. Bitter, roastd, dark malty and roasted breadish. Bitter and dry finish.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 1. Mahogany brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is nutty toast, berry, malty. Flavour is watery nutty malts, light berry, raisin. Palate is light, simple, slightly watery. Lingering brown bready and tangy berry. Ok
jjsint (2181) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity cask at the Liberty Belle, Ely. Very dark brown, opaque. No head or obvious carbonation. Nutella, coffee, a bit of a grassy/earthy note in the bouquet. Taste is slightly less inspiring but solid enough: richly sweet with only a tinge of bitter chocolate. The texture is very thin, which only seems to augment the flatness of the body. Decent, but I would have appreciated a bit more zing.