haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Royal Oak, Ockbrook. Wonderfully malty stuff; deep brown, sweet nose, burnished flavour, very enjoyable.
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Market Porter, Xmas London Crawl. Dark. Sweet. Winter Warmer. Liquid sugar with a little touch of hops bitterness. Lovely.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby brown colour. Aroma is spicy and fruity, with a solid malt background. Much the same on the palate, with distinct raisin notes. A sweetish beer. Cask (handpump), Market Porter, London SE1.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet dark fruits in flavour. Fruitcake. Medium sooth. Great.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Market Porter Borough London (RB London Xmas Crawl 2004). A dark ruby coloured beer with a caramel burnt sugar aroma. The taste is Christmassy with spicy cake and raisins. Quite warming alcohol.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at the Market Porter, Borough Market, London..
Dark Ruby. Malty and bready, butter & hints of roast and dried fruits.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o, Maeib & Kook.
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at the Rail Ale Beer Festival, Barrow Roundhouse, Chesterfield. I think the GWR stands for Great Western Real (or something like that). Very dark bitter, no head. Horsey aroma, with some Belgian bun. Spicy, slightly tart beer. Almost hints of balsamic vinegar, with some dark choc. Tasty and broodingly powerful.