Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of brewmash and caramel leading to a dry bitter finish.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask conditioned] Deep brown coloured. A bitter on the malty side. Notes of rye bread in the aroma. Roasty notes in the flavour.
SilkTork (5020) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 The Rock, Chiddingstone Hoath
, Sept 2002. Traditional by name traditional by nature. This is a tawny coloured bitter which has an aromatic hoppy bitterness with a gentle orange fruitiness. The finish is dry and bitter and very quick. A pleasant but rather dull and ordinary beer. Despite being full of hop fields Kent cannot boast of many brewers aside from Shepherd Neame. A few microbreweries have sprung up since the early 90’s, of which only Flagship in Chatham, Goachers in Maidstone and Swale in Sittingbourne have made any impression. Larkins was founded in 1986, and has been brewing on its current site in Chiddingstone since 1990 supplying only local Kent outlets. I understand that they make a quite delightful porter. On the plus side the pub in which I had this was a genuine country local full of gossip, serious talks about tractors, and the adventures of a young man doing something rather odd with a cow during a drunken birthday celebration! [2.2]
Gravity, Rochester Beer festival. Plastic glass. Warm room. Given the poor serving conditions this stands up well, and certainly has impressed me more than when I had it near the source nearly two years ago. A flavoursome and well balanced traditional session bitter with a good malt finish hinting of chocolate, orange and pepper.