Idiosynkrasie (4016) - 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 (8590) - 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 (962) - 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 (3092) - 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 (3002) - 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
EithCubes (5054) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle by DEC 12. Nose full of roast, coffee and lesser chocolate, light hop presence. Dark mahogany body with a rocky tanned head. Taste is quite dry and heavily roasty, velvety feel with notable bitterness and a little ash, less chocolate and picking up some nice soft hoppiness at the back end. soft light body with a sourish tang on the out.
gjb968 (8) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and malty. Very nice. Kick start those taste buds. Would be ideal in winter. Favourite of the day so far.
madmitch76 (15830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
6th August 2009
GBBF Cask. Very dark brown beer, clear. Light dry malt. Sulphur! Not much else going on. Just wrong!
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XV Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Milk coffee, roasted malt and some sweetness in aroma. Mild milk coffee and roasted malt in dry flavour. Too much coffee in aroma for me.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown chocolate colour and decent white head. Chocolate and malt, but with a bitter edge.