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 (1196) - 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 (8232) - 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 (8927) - 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 (4642) - 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 (18694) - 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.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
VEry acceptable mild, very good in grains and nice colour. The foam was good and nice aftertaste.