Rune (9072) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Half-pint, cask, shared with Finn at Carpenters Arms. Dark amber body with a reddish shade. Low, lacing-head. Tart, dark fruity nose. Red oranges in the flavour profile, rather tart towards the ending. Beyond par. Not in its best condition (London, 06.11.2012).
ManVsBeer (5476) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Full bodied ruby ale with a thin head. Sweet to rich in its taste without a distinct fruitiness. Has a heavy malt aroma.
Finn (4711) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Carpenters Arms, Marble Arch 6 Nov 12. Mørk aprikosfarget. Nesten ikke skum. Søt fruktaroma. Sherrypreg. Veldig søt plommesmak. Ettersmaken er som kvalmende søt saft.
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand-pulled pint in The Wheatsheaf, Chetwynd Aston, Shropshire on 27th Oct 2012.
UK pint sleeve glass: mid-brown going on ruby, with a good full foaming head of off-white.
The brew is all about malts: semi-sweet molasses rule the nose and taste completely with the hops appearing right at the end to give the final flavours a more balanced and semi-bitter aftertaste.
Good body depth and as I tend to like malty, sweetish brews this fitted my profile pretty well.
Hence the fairly high scores.