Flanfl (94) - USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark colour with a nice small beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. The flavour is similar, with a small roasted taste in the finish. Nice beer.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small beige head. Dark red barely translucent body. Roasty dusty chocolate aroma with licorice notes. Dry roasty wooden dusty taste with floral metal notes. Mid-to-thin body. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish earthy roasty aftertaste with burnt wooden notes. Quite nice, but not great. (0.25l cask, Cloisters, Edinburgh.)
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Bristol, 04/10/09. Near black in colour with a slight tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee beans and a touch of fruit. Similar flavours, with some roastiness in the finish. Good.
trapped (794) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with caramel aroma, medium-thick creamy amber-gold head, slightly bitter palate, light finish. Drinkable.
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravicask, taster from the Scottish Bar at GBBF 09. Near-black body, ring of bubbles at the top. Weak dark malty aroma, modestly roasted. Liquorice malts in flavour followed by coffee bitterness. Alright, but feels rather watered and thin in the mouth (Earls Court, London 06.08.2009).
TBone (12562) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Coffeish and a bit caramelly aroma. Light licorice, caramel, dark malts, slight earth. Nicely balanced session mild.
ar7 ap4 f7 p3 ov13 3.4
BeerViking (2490) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask/gravity at GBBF2009. Red-black with small coarse head. Port, raisins and coffee on the nose, dry malty body with roasty mocha turns sweetish before a dry hoppy finish.
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass and a hint of sulphur. Dryish light roasted malt flavour with grassy hops.
Fin (7464) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Abbotsford, Edinburgh, 20-03-09 on Craig’s crawl of Edinburgh’s finest establishments. Pours chesnut with reddy glints and a light beige head. Some smokiness, bit dry although there is some creaminess, nice roasty bitterness, a very nice beer. A6 A4 F8 P4 OV15 3.7
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Cask handpull, SIBA Champions Fest 09, The Canalhouse, Nottingham. Complex, balanced dusting of coffee, liquorice, cocoa and chewy raisin nose. Ink with ruby glints. Unlacy and still with a beige rim. Chocolate, coffee, hints of smoke and biscuit, raisiny dark fruit. Quite a lot going on. Excellent, flavoursome mild.