Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of Weetabix malt and chocolate. Quite thin with flavours of Weetabix, yeast and caramel. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. OK.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle picked up at Ship in a Bottle. Poured a nice rosewood coloured body and a slowly diminishing, tan-coloured head. Sparse lacing. Dark fruity aroma added by a little roastiness. Taste of dark fruity hops, oatmeal and roasted malts. Smooth bittersweet tail. Refreshing and fine bodied (hotel room, Liverpool 08.04.2013).
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours clear brown with a fine, off-white head. Moderate dark fruit nose, some chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with tobacco, modest roast, leather. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some smokey tobacco to finish, burnt wood, faint tang and dark sugars. OK.
downender (5586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cheshire Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol October 2012. Black with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bitter oranges, dark fruits and a touch of grassy hop. Flavour had more fruit and choclate, some liquorice, porridge oats, leading to a dryish finish. Excellent.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mild roasted notes along with ashes, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour is mild roasted malts, some liquorice, mild ripe fruits along with the ashes. Also some mild nutty notes.
jackl (3441) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is toffee, cherry, some light wood. The taste is more light cherry and roasted wood. This gives over to strong nasty tobacco flavors. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, I don’t know if this was a bad batch, but on this presentation I found the beer to be strongly disagreeable.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the Wellington, Birmingham. Refreshing and very well hopped. Full of flavour, but not over the top. Deliciously light, yet tasty. Dry finish.
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at reading... dark brown ... thinmtan head .. soft d*rk fruit noise ... soft roast ... mellow bitter roast ... melllow roast ... juicy ...decent
wimpyjoe (2249) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity aroma and some of this is retained in the flavour. Full, crisp body.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Albion, Warrington 29/12/2010
Fruit and some roast aroma. White head. Dark coloured hoppy and fruity with orange and bubble gum flavours. A hint of bitterness in a dry roast finish.