oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, wood and quite glueish hops. Flavour is wooden, roasted, quite hayish, plummy and really bitter. A bit off-balance, otherwise nice.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at Ramsgate beer fest.
Distinct aroma of manure and shellfish with some hints of malt. Dark red brown body with no head. Sweet flavour with tangy apple and dark fruit notes with plenty of malt. Mellow fruity finish.
Ungstrup (30476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2006. A hazy red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is very light with sweet notes of prunes and alcohol. The flavor is very simple - especially considering the strength - malt, caramel, prunes, and alcohol, the latter burning the tongue, and slightly in the throat.
JorisPPattyn (8440) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Deep amber-brown, small darkish head. Very perfumy, complex esters, wood, vinous nose. Sweet taste, with Swiss chocolate, vinous notes, grapes or other berry mash, plums, and in the background I’d say a whiff of balsamic vinegar. Full bodied, obvious alcoholwarming. One of my all-time favourites. A British cask ale to stand amongs the best Belgian strong ales.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[cask at GBBF] Deep mahogany colour, sweet caramel malt, toffeeish, some port and estery fruit, alcohol note full body fair bit of alcohol in the finish.
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2006, Ramsgate. Ruby colour with thin beige head. Vinous on aroma and in mouth. Good fruit. Very syrupy in mouth with a bit of alcohol heat. Very malty, thick and syrupy. Not sure that I could drink a lot of this. Fruity on end of the dark syrupy type, some jamminess.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 19/03/2001
Dark red colour and strong in alcohol. Hint of plum.
2. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 14/05/2001
Fruity with a hint of whisky.
3. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 04/06/2001
Strong and fruity with a whisky finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 30/07/2001
Dark coloured strong in alcohol and fruity. Whisky finish.
5. Cask Stillage at Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill 01/09/2001 Dark strong and fruity with a warming finish.
6. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 10/11/2004
Dark red colour very strong and fruity. Warming slightly dry lasting finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Guildford, Edinburgh. Reddish Brown. Aroma of fruit, caramel, malt, alcohol. Thick mouthfeel, a little sweet. Too much alcohol in the flavour for my taste.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from cask (gravity dispense) at 6th Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival 2005.
Slightly hazy dark amber colored with a thin tan head. Weak aroma with some syrupy malt notes and fruity hints. Dry and oily in the flavor and quite rancid. Malt and caramel and herby notes. Strange and not very good.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the cask as the Chesterfield Beer Festival on 04/02/05.
Very dark brown colour.
Really malty, rich & full flavoured. A bit thick on the palate though. Pretty solid/standard stuff...