TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint pulled at the Great British Beer Festival, a golden amber with a frothy head. Aroma is a malty/hop combo and sweet yeast. A lot of sweetness in th flavour combined with hints of burnt caramal. Very smooth in the mouth. Very different to your usual bitter.
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at GBBF 2004] An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, while the flavor also is sweet caramel with a dry bitter end.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Magpie and crown, Brentford, London. Slight caramelly maltyness, with some slightly nutty/woody characters, nice soft hoppy finish, light citric notes. Pretty nice.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask conditioned] Reddish brown coloured. A very well balanced bitter with roasty malt notes as well as fruitiness and hop bitterness.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned & on handpump at The Alex in Derby on 30/01/05.
Mid brown colour.
Great fresh & fruity beer. Clean & crisp with a nice bite to the aftertaste. Best of the evening...
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, hand pump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Medium brown coloured. Slightly smokey malty aroma. Taste is dominated by the malts, with some light hops. Thin bodied. OK.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Brown with a soft tan head. Nutty, almond and organic honey flavour. In good condition. Flavour whilst harmonious could have been longer on the palate.
imdownthepub (11962) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned at The George, Ayleburton, Forest of Dean. Mid brown malty beer, sweet and caramel like. Thickish palate with dry caramel finish
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, World's End, Tilbury Fort, Essex. Pleasant open style pub in a genuine ancient building. Right next to Tilbury Fort. Two Greene King and one local ale.
Smokey roasted malt aroma and flavour. Nice body. Marris otter malt. Some burnt toffee. Sort of Irish Red style, but a burnt caramel colour. Some burnt caramel bitterness in the finish. very much a malt ale, though the hops do finally come through.