sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of roast malt and toffee malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, coffee and burnt malt.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s deep brown with a small, tan espresso head. The aroma’s rich caramel and toffee candy. Sweet, creamy hot cocoa, chocolate fudge cake. Quite a delectable, sweet aroma. The taste is smooth roasted espresso bean. Lovely rustic earthiness. Charred malts, bitter chocolate. Hints of lactose and marshmallow sweetness on the full finish. Nicely weighty mouthfeel. Oily body, fine carbonation. Overall, a really nice stout. Good economy of flavor.
FatPhil (8106) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Beautifully soft chocolatey aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, loose tan head. Much richer burnt body. Not ashy though. Full, but also very drinkable, body. Finish leaves you with a lovely mellow burnt roast - nice one!
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Ale tasted at Gallows Bird RAF. Nose of dried dark fruits and malt. Tiny head. Dark brownish black color. Soft slightly dry mildly hopped raste. Some hints of espresso. Dark plum. Coffee in the aftertaste.
Brandman (1756) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Gallows Bird. Black body, light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt and some lactic acid. Flavour has some ash and dry acidic maltiness. Quite light palate. Thin. Something weird in a good way. Feels like double dry stout.
rosenbergh (5553) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Black colour with tiny tan head.
Paper, roasted malt, hoppy dryness, strong liquorice and
Flavour is strong liquorice, grassy hops, roasted malt, toothpaste and bitterness. Nice and tasty.
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mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival ’13) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, white coffee and chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were hops, roasted malts, burnt malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, hoppy and bitter. The hops softened the very burnt flavour nicely. A well-done brew.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2013
Pours pitch black with a bubbly head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of ash, coffee and licorice. Taste is roasty, slightly ashy with notes of biscuits, licorice and coffee. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and hoppy with some licorice notes. Okay, quite tasty stout.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 24 Nov 2012) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, dark chocolate and leafy hops. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, chocolate, hints of dried fruit and prunes. Leafy hops in a finish with a certain bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Nice one.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at White Horse Parsons Green, Old Ale Festival - 23/11/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edge and forms a film atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, dark fruit, molasses.
Taste comprises bitter chocolate, light hops, roast malts, molasses.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, quite a bitter finish for a stout.