chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - FEB 27, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival, Day 1, August 2009. Good on the brewery for taking the effort to send over these rare beers for GBBF but I’m not convinced they handled the journey too well. This one was a diacetyl bomb, full stop. And diacetyl in in a light, low ABV bitter is not a good thing in my book. A little better on the palate than on the nose. Some restrained, slightly ashy malt reminiscent of a light mild. A low hop presence reinforced that impression. Didn’t enjoy this too much.
Cuso (3372) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a friend, many thanks. Dark red brown color with small off-white head. Caramel, dark berries, nuts. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, fruity hops. Hoppy bitter sweet finish. Little bit watery, but not so bad.
varanid99 (344) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with thin pale brown head. Toffee nose, a little coffee and roasted grain. Taste is slight coffee, smoke, and some bitterness on the back end.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Clear dark brown beer, light malt. Trace of dry bubblegum. Finishes dry with a small amount of hop. Okay but pretty dull.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as a light note of metal, leading to a dry and lightly bitter finish.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak toffee aroma. Sweetish fruity malty toffee flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty finish.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours deep brown with a golden orange glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is dark roasted and toffee caramelish. Breadish malty, roasted and vague fruity. Ends dry and bitter.
downender (5615) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at the Tuckers Maltings Beer festival, Newton Abbot 23/04/10. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Bready malt aroma with a touch of sweetness. Flavour had some hedgerow fruit and a touch of caramel, before a pronounced bitter finish. Ok.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2009. Diacetyl. Brown. Ugly. Vague toffee. Not good. Beer needn’t be like this.
fonefan (31768) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, coffee notes, toffee, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.