oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@Royal Oak, Borough. Rubyish amber colour with not much head. Aroma is popcorn along with butter along with some sweetish malts. Flavour is slightly buttery along with malts and some balancing up hops. Quite dry palate.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, GBBF. Nice chesnut color, attractive foamy light tan cap. Swampy, feral aroma, a bit earthy. Light minty bitterness blends gently with earthy chocolate. Nice biscuit note. Clean finish with a touch of chalk. Really nice mouthfeel for a 3% beer. Tastes pleasant, smells...not so good.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask, GBBF 07. Nose is sulphuric and bad. Watery, some malt. Dark, slightly cloudy chestnut. Flavour is slightly tannin with freshness. Butter. Palate coating tannin. Must be bad, surely.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF07. Earthy and sulpher aroma. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, molasses, dark malts, light earthy. Light bodied.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Dark brown, lightish coloured mild. Slightly farty and sulphuric in the aroma. Decent fruity flavour with a tangy malt finish. So so.
JorisPPattyn (8283) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Chestnut coloured beer under B.C."H.". Smokey, meaty nose, like smoked brisket or smelling like some good quality children’s sweets. Very mild (obviously), sweetish, bit bready and pleasing taste with a delicate sweetness, some mild chocolate and a straw/hay flavour. Palate - there’s the plug. It’s lighter than light. Nothing there to speak for itself. NIce mild, paying hommage to its class/name, well worth trying.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown with a small, off-white head. Unpleasant sulphurous aroma. Slight malty sourness in the taste. Last day of the Festival; they had to tip the cask to extract the final drops. Very much on its last legs, I’m afraid.
Rune (9063) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Half pint at the Royal Oak, Borough (15.09.2006). Very dark brown with a reddish tint. Without any head. Earthy aroma. Flavour has hints of light caramel and some bitterness. Easy-drinking and watery.
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at The Royal Oak London SE1 15 Sep 06. Dark red brown colour. No head. Modest aroma: Very anonymous. A nice sweet bitter aftertaste.
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ the Royal Oak, Southwark. Pours a reddish brown colour with no head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Malty caramel flavor with some fruity hiints. Has a fruity malty finish.