DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008
Roast and some fruit aroma. Dark red coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with some alcohol present. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp finish.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood and unfermented wort. Dry and very roasted flavour
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2178-20090520] Tap. Mild chocolate malt roast aroma has some peas thrown in. Black body with a thick long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted malt grains flavour has some dry bitter notes throughout. Full body is a little thin. Average, could hold more bite.
(@ Franciscan Well; Cork, Ireland)
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-05-20. Picture perfect black with a rich creamy brown head, leaves similar lacing on the glass. Initial sip of non descript sweet dark malt is quickly overtaken by a grainy dry roasty bitterness, brief odd note in the finish has a mineral touch with the roast. Aroma is milder than expected, slow building dry roast, notes of coffee and mocha akin to a pile of roast barley and freshly ground dark malts. (6+) Smooth average palate is light for my tastes but is in keeping with Irish examples of the style. On tap at Franciscan Well, Cork
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, Roasted Chocolately borderling coffee malt, Deep Black Colour with a marginally off white head. Very smooth.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a black color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a roasted malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (050808)
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 Gravity cask. Greasy and buttery - weak and all over the place. Some coffee. Not impressed.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF08. Creamy and roasted aroma. Black colour. Small frothy light brown head. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour is slightly roasted with a good creamy sweetness. Nice coffee aftertaste.
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black as pitch. Aroma of smoky malts leading to a more sweet, malty flavour supported by a touch of anise. Smooth on the swallow. Rather diluted in the mouth (Cask, third pint at GBBF, 05.08.2008).