Mortlach (1237) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @Tree Folk’s (Rome). Pours amber with a creamy persistent foam. Aroma is malty, some roasted notes, hops, fruity and grass, dirty socks. Taste is balanced, malty with a hoppy end. Light body, flat. A bit boring and rough.
yespr (34765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty. Light breadish. Bitter, breadish and crisp hoppy. Bitter and slight herbal dry finish.
Vladivostok (322) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somehow or another I just didn’t take to this one. Decent dark amber appearance, respectable body and a good hop rate but it had an aroma of road tar and the ingredients didn’t seem to blend particularly well. Perhaps the brewers were simply trying to get too much out of a comparatively low gravity beer.
anders37 (19065) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney SW15. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear copper/amber beer with a small bubbly head. Grassy earthy aroma, citrus, some hay. Fruity earthy flavor, hay, grass, floral, some pepper. Decent beer.
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Dark golden amber with a moderately appointed off white covering.
Nose is bready, yeasty, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises pale malts, earthy, bread dough, light citric peel, caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterness.
So very so.
Sledutah (6009) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, fruity and grassy. Flavors are fruity, grassy and bitters
Benzai (9897) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear apple juice orange color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of caramel, lightly butter, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Short review due to a rugby-related distraction. Cask. Dark amber, small white head. Body is medium, foamy. Taste is malt-forward, lightly bitter finish.
Niall73 (2230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2014. Pours a clear mid-brown amber. Woody caramel aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Light caramel, sponge cake, some lemon and orange - pretty dull.