fonefan (29425) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, dusty, and some dryness if you can smeel that, a bit inharmonious, moderate to light heavy hoppy, american type, shell. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (010508)
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at haymarket ...hazy copper ... but its unfined version ... soft toffee malts ... juicy fruit nose ...sweet toffee body ... nice big and rounded ... big soft citrus hop linger
harrisoni (11023) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 08. Chestnut with lasting beige head. Aroma of a slightly malty bitter and it tastes like a very well made best bitter. OK malts, bit earthy. Nice malts and plenty of character. I remember thinking that I could score it higher, but just couldn’t find any reason too.
madmitch76 (9989) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
24th November 2011
On tap at the Magpie. Hazy amber beer, bubbly off white head. Light semi dry palate. Moderate carbonation. Light orangey hop which is little bitter and quite tangy. Finishes semi dry with medium bitterness. Solid if too dry.
Christian (9845) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, GBBF2007. Brown with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma, including some dates, with a caramel note. Balanced malt and hop flavour, with a citrus hoppy finish
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Copper with white head. Malty with fruit and toffee in the background, a little sweet with caramel notes. Shortmalty finish, its ok.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Rich amber colour with a very good but thin beige head and superb condition. Beautiful sweet yeasty notes in the aroma with fantastic hoppage. Very American. Wonderful earthy peaty dryness in the mouth. Excellent balance. Pitched absolutely perfectly. Wonderful bitter then sweet then bitter finish. Very good beer.
Fin (6185) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Crown, Oxford with Loz, Jan, Charlotte Sun 23.10.11 Pours amber with a slight haze. The head is off-white and a little filmy, it is straightforward. Late streaky bitterness really clinging. Its ok. . A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at The Royal Oak, Bath 5/7/08. Chestnut coloured with next to no head. Aromas of red fruit, nuts and dark chocolate with some grassy hops in the background. Sweet, fruit cake flavours with some citrus hops and a long, bitter finish. Very good.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Turf, 2008. Deep amber / reddish color. Dry earthy aroma with a bit of caramel. Like a very hoppy amber ale. Well balanced with fruit. Rather sweet, with caramel, earth, hops. Very well done.