rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from York Beer Shop. Deep red brown almost black. Thin off white head and gentle condition. Starts off with a thick barley wine aroma that mellows quickly to leave a beefy roasted malt note and some sweet burnt toffee. Mouthfillingly sweet and malty in the mouth with a gentle smokiness and some fruitiness. Finish is long and roasted with some chalkiness and a suggestion of wood.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite a rare beer, I had it during it's first cask outing for years in 1994 and again a few years back and it hasn't changed much. Rich red/brown beer, some alcohol escaping and caramel malt. Too sweet but some redeeming roastiness and bitterness. The alcohol is very prominent, spoiling the mouthfeel. (cask in Crown & Anchor, Manchester)
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick looking; dark brown; toffee, loads of malt; brown sugar; sweet finish.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled bottled at Ape & Apple, Manchester.
Near black. Big coffee aroma. Sweet and malty. Notes of licorice. Creamy. Salty finish.