harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, - AUG 8, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at GBBF 2005. Slightly cloudy dark orange colour. Distinctive hop aroma but not really my bag. Tastes of stilton and slightly mouldy.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. As one of the very few strong ales on offer, I was hoping for much from this one. sadly I was disappointed. Without being able to put my finger on the precise reasons this was just a very dull beer. Not a bad one, a dull one. Copper colour. Odd, slightly musty aroma, with toffee in evidence. Some woody and vinous notes on the palate, but its not very assertive and has a sweetness that doesnít combine too well with the other elements. Rather lifeless mouthfeel.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask condioned, GBBF 2005:
Syrupy flavour, quite sticky. Medium bitter finish. Average strong ale.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong barnyard and citrus sapling in the nose. Opaque tan-brown with low, off-white head that diminishes to ring. Citrus, black pepper, lightly tart flavour with lasting floral and sugary finish and aftertaste. Medium body is somewhat sticky with fairly low carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask (GBBF): Light amber in colour. Warming full bodied feel. Mild fruity aroma. Caramel, fruity flavour. Drinkable.
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at GBBF 05. Cloudy light brown, no head. Smells terrible: excrement, Venice in Summer. Taste is strongly soured and metally. Not brilliant - nasty aftertaste too.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - GBBF 2005. An amber brown coloured beer with some hop in the background of the aroma but otherwise a bit sulphuric. The taste is malty sweet and not too bad. It was good to have alittle break from Golden Ales but this wasnít as good as wished for.