stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh
Dark ruby, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma - dark roasted malts, soft espresso, plain chocolate, hint of charcoal
Taste as aroma, background of fruity dark malts, more burnt toast
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body, bit sticky, bitter roast. Finish - bitter roast, dark fruity malts, some burnt crust, too burnt
Overall - Good flavour but finish was too burnt for me
Camons (5045) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, caramel, dark fruits.Flavor is malts,licorice, carame, fruits, good bitterness. Thin body, lively carbonation. 230812
Rasmus40 (9840) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 230812
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4%. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, caramel, little liquorice and a little bread. Flavour is malt, caramel, chocolate, little bread, hop, little bitter and a little watery.
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste licorice, roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.
Idiosynkrasie (3240) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear red glowing darkest brown with small to average, firm, frothy, tan head. Aroma has fruity notes of red and dark berries, dark malty background with hints of chocolate. Taste is initially grainy dark malty, later with mineralic / metallic overtones, then grainy again with grassy and bitter hoppy notes; dry and minimally roasty finish.
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, dark ruby colour with a brown and short foamy head. Dark malty aroma with earthy notes, liquorice and caramel, accompanied by a subtle berry-fruity touch. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a modest carbonation. Dark malt-character with notes of cacao, liquorice and traces of cassis; quite dry and mildly bitter hoppy finish with hints of dark chocolate and liquorice in the aftertaste. Not far away from the Light Munro. 27.VI.12
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2 pint traditional pull @ halfway house. Deep brown color, coffee-like aroma. Little bubbly head. Similar to porter, but lighter. Pretty good taste, light bitter pleasant aftertaste.
mile (2738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some roasted malt with light chocolate, light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and some roasted malt, light caramel and some roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted - light burnt malt, light caramel and some roasted malt. Nice roasted mild ale with light chocolate - not too sweet.
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow (29 Apr 2013) - clear very dark brown with a red tint, thin creamy beige head, roasted malt, coffee aroma, intermittent lacing, berry fruit and chocolate, coffee flavour, sweet, dark chocolate aftertaste