madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Cloudy dark brown beer, residual tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Sourish tangy dried fruits, apricot noticeable. Red fruits as well but all tangy, almost sour. Finishes semi dry. Tasty and a little bit different!
Arayaga2 (1706) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dog brown with a half-inch of tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, and rich roasted malt, with some molasses notes. Taste is much the same, and very rich, with some cocoa and cola notes. It’s easy to drink with a fairly clean finish that contains some alcohol and roast with an odd sarsaparilla note. $6/22oz
unclemattie (3900) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Medium brown color, dark tan head. Creamy texture. Aroma of sweet sugary malts. Dark toasted malt syrup scent. Flavor is of raosted sugars, dark fruit, some burnt flavors. Finishes with a wooden bitterness. Finishes like a plank of wood was soaked and this is the sugary liquid. All this brew is missing is the salt air. A perfect Old Ale. Great to enjoy while sitting in the back of a dark tavern. AARGH.
Cybercat (2766) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, semi-transparent, warm chocolate brown with a thick, though not persistent, tan head. The sample I got fizzed quite a bit when I opened the bottle, so be careful! Malty aroma has a strong overtone of brown sugar and caramel as well as a hint of apple brandy. Flavor is malty with a definite brown sugar overtone and caramel, apple and nutty hints. It is slightly, but not cloyingly, sugary sweet. Texture is heavy-bodied and smooth, with just a little tingle, leaving a somewhat sweet finish.
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF, Day 1. Pours cloudy ruby with a small head. Ripe, tangy fruits in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, lightly sour. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Warm finish with tangy malts and further notes of ripe fruits. Pretty average.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet toasty caramel toffee and nutty nose with a touch of oak. Starts with good rich fullness and chewy sweet toasty caramel malt with a hint of cherries and soft vanilla oak before a slightly more bitter British hop balance in the finish. Finishes slightly warming with some lingering sweet woody notes. True to style with good complexity.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
[ As Clipper City Plank I English Style Olde Ale ].
Unclear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, licorice - sour fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, licorice, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: A lot of potential but something just didn’t come together right. So I guess what I’m saying is that it was an excellent concept, but lost something in the execution. Seemed almost a little homebrew-like. Not all that great at hiding the only slightly high ABV. Also not a distinct enough wood. A little cloying by the end. Not very British. Seemed almost like an amped up brown ale.The flavor also dropped off toward the back of the mouth and throat.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark brown with bright red highlights. Actually sort of cola-like. It also had a small tan head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. Toward the bottom of the bottle there were also medium particles in the body of an average density. The aroma had moderate to heavy molasses and caramel; lots of grape, raisin, plum, prune and dates; dark cherry; apple; pear; a little wood; brown sugar; maple syrup; vanilla; alcohol and green apple. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily to harshly sweet, light to moderately bitter and slightly sour. There was caramel, raisin, prune, woody almost acrid smoke thing, lots of dark fruit, slight vanilla, brown sugar, maple syrup, apple and pear. The little more than medium body was fairly oily but also sticky on the lips with very fizzy carbonation and a lightly metallic and light to moderately alcoholic finish.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF 2011. An almost black colored beer, with a little off white head. The aroma fruits, sharp with sweets. The taste of liquorice juice, fruits some malts and sweet. The aftertaste of sweet fruits with some bitter.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Jyoungsbcp) clear deep brown, no head but nice glass coating. Nose of pumpkin, wood oils, toasty, caramel and herbal. Taste of caramel, light oxidation, wood tannins, alcohol, watery chocolate. Prickly carbonation but watery in flavor.