imdownthepub (9160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival ’04. Dark brown with slight head. Sweetish but low flavoured stronger mild, some roast malts and a little dry bitterness. There is a fungal aroma, pleasant but not great.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Handpump At The Old Cannon.Very dark brown in colour,no head.Chemical fruit aroma,very sour taste,stale wine and old socks,I could not finish it.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight from the Cast at the Nottingham CAMRA beer festival.
Very dark brown in colour. A strong taste for a Mild(& high alcohol content too), rather nice though I couldn’t have drunk much of it
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Solid chocolatey beer which develops a hint of nail varnish in the finish. (Cask at Nottingham Beer Festival)
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2004
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cask@St Albans BF. Smelt like tap water (i.e no aroma-slight chemical). Tasted like water aside from a slight sourish malt flavour.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gravity, at the St. Albans Beer Festival, 2004
Dull amber colour. Certainly lots of thrown into this one, although they do seem a little tired and dull. Over the beer is drinkable but dull.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - St Albans Beer Festival. Barely any aroma except a bit of muskiness to this murky dark brown beer. There is a bit of malt in the taste but otherwise thin and dull. A real let down for a mild ale.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned @ the Saturday session, St Albans Beer Festival 2004. Beer #39. Seemed rather watery, despite the higher ABV. Coffee & a little bit roasty.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brand new brewery that I have seen referred to as Collingwood brewery, but it was listed in the festival programme as Withersfield. A strong, dark mild. Malty aroma. A touch of coffee and licorice in the flavour. Quite pleasant and, although there’s nothing exceptionally interesting going on here, it’s a pretty decent first effort. Cask (gravity dispense), Ipswich Beer Festival.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Cask at the Ipswich Beer Festival 2004, gravity dispense. Totally flat, no natural carbonation. Black (=dark reddish brown) colour. Not very strong but pleasant aroma: liquorice, coffee and tobacco. Flavour has some malts, liquorice, thin coffee - but leaves a rather thin mouthfeel.