cgarvieuk (11015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NWAF ... dark brown black ... thin tanhead ... sweet chocolate malt nose ... sweet roast ... dark malts ... soft gentle chocolate roast ... sft easy
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell 1 Nov 12. Mørk brun. Innholdsrik aroma. Karamell. Røyk. Smaken er karamell & tung frukt. God fylde. Litt syrlig ettersmak.
jamesie1857 (814) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - a very nice looking drink, deep red/black, white head that is lasting quite a bit. Nose of coffee and roasted malts, and a bitter hit of burnt chocolate and toast on the taste. No cranberry here, but a sweetness on the way out. Okay, but nothing special.
dynamiteninja (1114) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond, Yorks. Medium tan head. Chestnut to mahogany body. Nose is black malt, hops, lime, roastiness, milk chocolate, spice and dark cherries. Bitter. Dry finish. Good.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Islington N1. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of cranberries. Has a roasted malty milk chocolate finish with weak hints of cranberry.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Deep ruby colour. Ok beer some sweetness some lactic notes. Decent mouthfeel. Too milky for me.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint shared with Finn at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Deep rosewood coloured body, decent bubbly, beige head. Mid-sweet aroma of chocolate malt. Taste of chocolate malts and herbal hops. Nice bittersweet tail. Medium bodied. Sweet and slightly bitter to the ending. A good one, freshly poured from cask (London, 01.11.2012).
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Craft Beer co. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Bitter, breadish and light chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty finish.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th October 2012
Craft. Clear dark red beer, little pale tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly dry. Very mild roast in the otherwise mellow dark malt. Trace of smoke and lactose. Nice fruit - a little tart, not sure I would have identified Cranberry without already being in the know. Finishes dry with the mild roast and smoke carrying over in to the aftertaste and joined by subtle banana ester. Hangs together well.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask in Craft Clerkenwell. Poured dark with a minimal white head. Aroma of soft malt and some roast. Medium mouthfeel with flavour of milk chocolate and some watery coffee notes. Minimal aftertaste. Didn’t really get any hint of cranberry in this at all.