MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Bricklayers.
Nice red brown colour but no head. Straight forward but nicely balanced malt and hops aroma. Alcohol shows in the mouth but in a really pleasing way. Creamy caramel malt, nice bitterness in the finish with some lingering vanilla after. An enjoyable all rounder.
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with a frothy, beige head. Malty nose with toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and dark bread. Malty taste with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, dark bread and a hint of cold coffee. Slightly bittersweet finish with a medium bitterness. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Not really daring, but a nice and tasty beer. In short: bittersweet caramel toffee.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beige head. Deep dark red translucent body. Sweet malty aroma with earthy toffee and floral hop notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy malt taste with chocolate notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel, with what feels like mild alcohol burn (at 5.3%?). Dry burnt earthy aftertaste. Very nice! (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Göteborg.)
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
Nutty, malty, full taste. A bit fruity. Enough hops to balance this into a very decent beer.
gunnar (6339) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark ruby with a small white head. Aroma is vinous, aroma reminds me of a good barley wine, lots of earthy malts. Taste is fresh inviting red fruits, lots of rich malts, very nice.
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 500 ml bottle. Dark burnt orange to copper pour, tight khaki head. Fresh lake water aroma, hint of toffee. Flavor has some toffee as well, hint of caramel, a bit of butterscotch. Nice underlying bitterness throughout. Good Sesseion material.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty, dark fruits aroma and taste, metallic. Medium body with a metallic finish.
allmyvinyl (6038) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Town Street Tavern, Horsforth. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tight white head. Very fruity aroma, red fruit, plum, cooked cherry, that sort of thing. Biscuity malts and toffee too. Slightly sweet finish, but a nice beer.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a woodsy, orange-tinged brown color with a thin, creamy, pock-marked head. The aroma is creamy, yet nutty. This drinks with a malty underbelly, but the upfront character has notes of nuts, dried fruit, and light caramel. The mouthfeel is uniquely creamy, in the British style. Nice session beer. (#3157, 10/27/2007)
larsniclas (5995) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour with an off-white head.
Quite malty aroma with some toffee and chocolate.
Some licorice and tropical fruits in the flavour.
Pretty sweet and malty.