Rune (6965) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, 1/3 pint at GBBF 2013. Jet black body. Tiny, beige head. Smoked malty nose with liquorice moments. Toffee malts and liquorice flavours alongside a note of chocolate. Dry malt bitter ending. Nice and easy drinking porter (London Olympia 13.08.2013).
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a black colour with a thick, dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice and some ryebread. Slightly more watery mouth feel than I was hoping for. Dark fruit flavours with molasses and plain chocolate. Finishes with burnt malt, hop resin and sweetened coffee.
yespr (28756) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light caramelish. Breadish too. Dark malty. Bitter and toasted malty. Dry, toasted and lingering caramelish malty.
rlgk (8520) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Dark amber beer with an offwhite/beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, cocoa powder, some prunes and raisins. Hoppy roasted chocolate flavor, leather, tar, soot, some floral notes, raisins, hay, peat notes. Hoppy roasted dark chocolate finish.