scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark ruby, almost opaque, with an off white head...perhaps a bit on the thin side, but thats ok as it lasts well down the glass. The nose is an amazing mix of coffee, malt & spice...lovely stuff. Smooth and malty, with a pronounced coffee flavour, the finish goes on for ages...........! Bottled version, Asda Carlisle.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 Friday afternoon session, Cask, Covfest ’08, and listed at 6.05%. Over a session, that 20th of a percent could make all the difference. 13th beer of the afternoon and my notes read, ’Tup. Ah. Bit pisd 2b honest but silky/smoky Nic choc charcter. Ckoc w red pep fru. Mm 15’. I think that meant this was a tasty, well-conditioned, chocolate-accented stout with some background fruitiness, and it was time to go home and wriggle around on the carpet with my legs in the air.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask troon beerfest. black sudsy roasty smokey creamyness from aroma. tasteless lacks character, watery mouthfeel tastes burnt toasted and nuts. not as grand as the smell boasts.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at troon beer fest 07. Aroma is roasty malts, hints at dark fruit and quite a bit of tar. Taste is similary roasty malts, again alot of tar and not the tart beast the fellow at the bar told me it was going to be.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: T’Owd Tup
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
dark, thin tan head, sweet buttery malt aroma, rich sweet carmel malt flavor, lots of butterscotch dycital, very low bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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 (21706) - 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 (6236) - 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 (16595) - 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.