VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, roasted malts and bitterness.
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird, 20120908) The beer poured almost black and clear. Its head was small and nearly white. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and caramell. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, roasted malts, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A thin but not bad stout.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, mild milky coffee, some sweetness and liquorice.
Flavour is nice mixture of hoppy bitterness, roasted malt and dry liquorice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Real Ale tasted at Gallows Bird MICP. Soft mild chokolate nose. Pale beige head. Dark black reddish colour. Coffeyish malty taste. Average hoppiness. At the end bitterness.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark brown/black, thin head. Big, classically vegetal aroma with some orange marmelade. A bit of texture to the body but a really awful flavor. None of the richness of a stout. Dandelions and cut grass. Light bitterness. Something is wrong, but it’s at a good venue, so I assume it is the beer. (cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, June 2012)
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Fox & Hounds, Houston in May 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thick creamy buff white head. Strong roast malt long in the nose. Thick and creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts deliver a strong burnt toast and roast grain note at the start with coffee beans, bitter chocolate and liquorice all evident. Slight prickle of dry hop flowers present in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with sweet winey blackcurrants in there - just. An excellent session stout and highly recommended.
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask by handpump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - pours very dark brown with a small tan head, very bitter chocolate flavour with a somewhat astringent finish, sadly not my type of beer
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Bennetts. Pours a nice dark ruby - brown colour with a thin light tan head. Lovely aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, juniper berries and caramel. Similar favours with moderate carbonation and a slick mouth-feel. Very nice.
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Old Mill Brodie....Dark brown-black with 1 finger slightly tan off white head. Aroma - roasted malt, some cocoa and bit of coffee. Taste - not as roasted as the aroma would suggest, again bit of coffee but the chocolate comes through nicely. Finish - dry, bit bitter cocoa finish. Pleasant beer, seems to have improved since I had it a while back.....some people may find the roast lacking in intensity, but in this case it doesn’t do the beer a disservice.
imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Barrels Alehouse, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Black with cream head. Heavy, bitter chocolate notes, dark, roasty with good intensity. There is a hop note that rises above this too. All in all quite powerful flavours and a really decent beer.