TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured a dark amber with a light tan bubbly head. A nice roasetd malt aroma. Coffee malt flavours, smooth but with a good bitterness that increased through the swallow.
anders37 (19167) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark amber color with an off-white head. Roasted malty flavor with some fruity hints. Roasted malty flavor fruity caramel hints. Sweet roasted malty finish.
Sigmund (5707) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Dent t’Owd Tup was voted Champion Winter Beer of Britain in 1999, a fact that is still proudly displayed on the label. Black colour, reddish brown in the highlights. Decent creamy tan head, does not last forever. Moderate but very nice roasty aroma, notes of coffee, hints of chocolate, leather and plums. Concerning the flavour, for once I find it appropriate to quote the commercial description / tasting notes: "The dominant roast character is balanced by a warming sweetness and a raisiny, fruit-cake taste which lingers on into the long aftertaste, making this a very satisfying drink." Pretty much spot on, if you ask me. A combination of maltiness and fruitiness carries the beer through, and Northdown hops are used for both aroma and flavour. Good stuff!
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2007. Very dark ruby colour with disappearing beige head. Tarry blackcurrant is intense. Chewy in mouth, verges on tarry molasses, but the fruit keeps it in check. Great integrated alcohol, gives body without dominating. Fruit and dates and blackberry are very good. Oddly refreshing.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Planet Thanet. I think this is well underrated. Yet another in perfect condition at the fantastic Winter Gardens festival. Lovely coffee and malt aroma with, I kid you not, a hint of tomato. Milky coffee and caramel in the mouth with some slight tarry rubbery stouty stuff. Lovely delicate bitterness to the finish balances it out really well. Silky soft in the mouth. Good beer in my opinion.
cgarvieuk (17024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, strong roast malt nose with a mellow orast , with hints of vanilla nd coffee .
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Burton 12th Winter Beer Festival. Black beer with a lightly coffee aroma and a quite bitter coffee flavour. Overall a nice beer.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Cask at GBBF 06’: a brown stout, not bitter and roasty for a stout, some mocha and capuccino flavor, dried fruits, medium-light body. An ok stout, interesting but not much more then that.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is of liquorice with date, orange and alcohol. Sour taste with chocolate, ash and fruit cake. Medium bitter finish.
johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and full bodied.Slightly bitter and well rounded. Some traces of maltiness.
An easy to sup stout.