Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange headless pour. Orange rind, dried leaves and old earth aroma. Continuing dryness on the palate. Pretty simple toasted malts immediately evolving towards bittering finish with little aromas. Slightly astringent, but balanced for what it is.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bruxellensis. Going back to the fest tomorrow, might have to try this in a pint mug instead of the cute little taster that hardly does a quaffer justice. Looks like stewed tea with a few white bubbles. Faint, leathery aroma. Mild bitterness with subtle malts, some dust, and faint fruity notes. Interesting yet smooth and glug-gluggable.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As the Cooking, but more so. Earthy, sweet, bitter and fruity. Pungent hop bitterness, biscuity malt and apple-accented fruit. Decent bitter.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, GBBF 2007. Clear copper with thin fluffy white head. Nose is sour soapy floral hop and some sweet alcoholic maltiness. Mouth is strong on the alcohol, some bitterness too. Some sweet fruit. Finishes sweet and coating.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a yeasty top. Slightly sweet lime scent. Moderate bitterness. Quite thin. Sugary with a moderate dry, acidic, finish and slight carbonation. In the mouth, there are cereal malts, lime and sugar.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Swan & Rushes - Leicester. A dark copper coloured beer. The aroma has a hoppy marmalade character but also some sweetness and some nuts. The taste is full and flavoursome. Hops again, but there’s also a sweet hint. Quite complex really.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. November 2005.
A really nice real ale. PRobably the best real ale I’ve ever had. Nice hopy character. If you see it, try it!
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Deep copper colour, thin bubbly beige head. Good fruity malt aroma. Red fruit and toffee in mouth, earthy hop finish with residual juicy fruit sweetness. Hops on nose and finish. Impressed with this, I like the sweet malt and slightly peppery hop finish
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 21/02/2002
Amber coloured strong in alcohol and very malty. Slightly rich on the palate with a smooth finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Amber color; frothy head. Minty aroma, light mustard; very original. Soft mouthfeel, some malt, a bit herbal, medium caramel; good bitterness, with a lot of caramel as well in the end (quite drier mouthfeel than the Rustland Beast). Good Winter Warmer.