Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at HDM beer shop. It pours deep hazy brown with a medium beige head. The nose is sweet caramel, bubblegum, candy floss, dark fruit, earth and spice. The taste is earth, toast, spice, wood, raisin, burnt caramel, decent bitterness and touch of bubblegum with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smells better than it tastes, but an interesting beverage for sure.
Theydon_Bois (5251) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (I think - according to note but I seem to remember getting this from the cask side of the bar!) at Craft Islington, 21/02/13.
Very dark amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward.
Nose is dark malt, yeast, spice, fruits.
Taste comprises dark malts, caramel, toffee, spice, dark fruits, light yeast.
Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation, dryish finish.
Ok stuff - shade above average, unlikely to be rushing back to this one mind!
imdownthepub (9159) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’13. Dark Brown with cream head. Quite a leafy hoppy note to this right from the start, but this is more to the sweet side with a sweetish fruitiness too, strawberry perhaps. Lasting and fairly full. Good.
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at PSBH, Manchester. Dark reddish brown shade. Aroma is slightly spicy with wheaty notes coming through. Caramel malty taste with faint hints of anise and a nice bubblegum yeastiness. Generous use of hops rounds this one off. Pretty good stuff overall.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint, cask at Port Street Beer House. Red-brown coloured body, slightly unclear. Fawn-coloured head, good lacing. Blended aroma of wheaty fruits and dark caramel. Malt-spicy-fruity taste that finish off on the sweet side of bittersweet. Well bodied. A good one, however rather strange kind of a dunkelweizen (Manchester, 22.01.2013).
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity, Microbar BF, Manchester. Cloudy deep ruby colour, sweet complex taste, with cinammon, sherry and rich malt notes.
visionthing (2092) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Microbar Beer Festival, Manchester. Brown with a reddish hue and a white head. Spicy and fruity aroma with malt and berries and hints of wheat and banana. Sweet with a nice and bitter finish and a bitter and lightly citrussy aftertaste. (2013-01-26)
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Microbar beer festival Manchester, 2013. Brown pour with a white head. Chocolate and sweet spice aroma. Sweet spice, chocolate and toffee flavour.