stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Muckle Cross, Elgin.
Dark ruby brown, rich thick white head. Very good lacing on glass.
Aroma of roasted malt, fruity, hint of chocolate and liquorice.
Taste - Malty with sweet malts, some roasted malt, molasses, hint of liquorice, dark moderately bitter chocolate, bit of coffee. Quite complex. Very good flavour.
Palate - soft carb, smooth mouthfeel, Finish of roast malt, dark bitter chocolate with a background of sweetish caramel and roasted malts.
A very well made beer, flavoursome and smooth. .In very good condition today - impressed with this one!
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Society Room, JDW. Brown-reddish colour, offwhite head. Nose is caramel malts, toffee, wood polish. Flavour is toffee, wood polish, bit of liquorice, nutty. Slightly bitter finish. Well done.
niquillis (1176) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Agricultural Hotel, Penrith. My friends always raved about this, but I’d tried it before and wasn’t keen. Tried it again yesterday and it was good. A smoky, dark ale with complex flavours. Good stuff.
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2011. A dark brown coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, roasty, malty, slightly sweet. Had this many times before, a solid brew.
JohnRMurdoch (3396) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Society Room JDW. Dark brown colour with a good head. Mild grassy malt aroma. Big caramel, chocolate & nutty flavour. Smooth with coffee aftertaste. A really good bitter.
tommann (2846) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium tight head. Aroma is some mild coffee. Some roast to start and a smooth chocolate coffee finish. Very smooth and clean in the mouth.
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Wharf. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, dust, roasted malt, caramel. Flavour is dry, fruit, hop, caramel, roasted malt. bitter finish. OK beer.
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Wharf. A clear copper colored beer with a small off-white head. The aroma has a roasted coffee-like chocolate domination and some pleasant fruity hops. Dry in the mouth, full body. The flavor has roasted malts and dark chocolate, both hoppy and roasted bitterness. Some fruits. Bitter, roasted finish with some fruits. Quite pleasant and tasteful. 101020
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Crosse Key, JDW. Pours a dark auburn with a fading, mostly white head. Aroma holds quite a bit of roasted malts and caramel. Nice flavor, roasty with mild mocha, caramel and faint, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to avertage carbonation. Nice hit of mocha and espresso in the finish, some toffee and ripe fruit, light, dry roast and just subtle, leaf and earth bitters. Not at all what I expected. Could do with a bit more sugar but I did enjoy this.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Warf, Aalborg.Pours deep brown with a small white head. Aroma of licorice, spice, yeast, malt, biscuits and a hint of coffee.Flavor is sweet and spicy with some fruity notes.Medium body, soft carbonation.