Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Hard roasted malt aroma. Medium body, flat, hard roasted malts and a wee coffeeish touch. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 140908
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on cask at EBF 2008]
Chocolatey-nutty aroma with very gentle floral hops and sherry notes. Dark chestnut appearance with a very fine ring. Walnutty-bitter sherry flavour with a little malt. Not creamy. Strong chocolate and mocha notes. Low carbonation, almost clean, nutty finish.
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at EBF08.
Some chocolate and cocoa.
thewolf (11652) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours deep, clear, brown with almost no head. Nice aroma, sherry, wood, toffee and good caramel - just a touch of chocolate. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of toffee, light chocolate and good sherry notes. Good dryness in the finish.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13
Clear dark copper color, white head. Smooth yet dry malty taste. Malty sweet scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber, clear and with a lacing slight tan head. Light breadish yet fruity hops base flavour with a mild hoppy acidity. Smooth and fresh hoppy finish with a light bitternesster into the finish.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark amber with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel. sweet flavour with roasted malt, ripe fruits and caramel hints. Ends sweet.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in York. Creamy, bitter ale with a nice balanced bitter finish, nice malt and sweet flavours. Pretty good.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark ruby coloured beer. Hint of fruit in the nose but mostly caramel/malt. Tastes predominately of roast malts with that sickly caramel overtone typical of a Scottish beer. Lack of hoppiness a huge disappointment for the style. Ultimately a bland, unsatisfying experience.
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow during recent international beer fest. Very dark brown with thick off-white head in the peak of condition. Lots of interesting malt flavours, roasted, coffee, chocolate, also extremely smooth and very sessionable. Excellent.