AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NERAX North cask festival. 11/16/2013. Color is dark ruby with dark brown in the center. Nose is herbal with caramel and hints of coffee. Flavor is malt dominant and real Earthy. Nuts, caramel, traces of coffee and again the herbal notes are large in the finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really tremendous job for the low 4 ABV. A session beer with some real flavor. Well made.
Brewergeth (2) - Caerffili, WALES - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice and smooth for a dark ale. Nice choclate and coffee flavours that doesnt over power.
EtTuCthulhu (733) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours an extremely clear chestnut color with a giant off-white head, and the aroma blends dough yeast with caramel and roasted malts. The taste is quite umami, slightly sweet, and a touch sour, but that sourness grows slightly. The palate combines a soft carbonation, medium body, slick and thin texture, and a malty finish that doesnít quite match the flavor but isnít unpleasant.
thirstyrabbit (853) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogany brown body, tall head. Hoppy and caramelly aroma, taste has medium roast and medium hops. Finish has some light roast and notable hop bitterness. My first Mild Ale. But is this what a Mild Ale is supposed to taste like? "Little or no hop flavour or aroma" certainly doesnít apply to this beer so I will need to find more samples to understand the style.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with brown and ruby tints held under the light. Big finger-length head with average retention that leaves medium lacing. Pleasing aroma of nutty, chocolate malts and a hint of fruit. Creamy, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is mild with a bit of roast and bitterness. Good.
Marduk (1661) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color. Small off-white head, stays. Mild roast, malty, bit of caramel in aroma. Weak aroma. Roasted malts, wood, hops, sweetish notes in flavor. Nice one.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Slightly sharpish and minerally aroma, a bit sulfurous. Retronasals very sulfury. Treacly malts, harsh hops. more sulfur. A bit disappointing, minerals and harshness reduce the enjoyment of the caramelly malts.
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, biscuit, dark chocolate and some cream. Flavour of roasted malts, biscuit, some rubber, some veggie notes, cream and salty licorice. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and high-ish carbonation. Flavour is a bit off and the amount of carbonation disturbs me.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a large frothy head. Aroma is a bit sweet with honey and caramel notes, some subtle fruit and hay with hops and faint chocolate. Flavor is somewhat creamy and chocolaty with a salty twist on it, faint coffee notes on the background with a mildly grassy and fruity finish. Medium carbonation, long salty finish. A bit odd but somehow works.
PaulW (89) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick foamy head. Aroma is quite difficult to pick up, but there is light roast. Palate starts dark grains and fruit but quickly transforms into drying bitterness rather than sweetness. Not bad, might go well with a bit of cheese.