DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Battersea Beer Festival 2008. Nose is perfumed, floral and malty with a hint of roasted malts. Pours a dark red/brown beer with a small frothy. Soft mouth feel and delicate. Sweetness in the finish. Too simpkle.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with reddish hues with light tan head. Tastes of bread, earthy malt, caramel, and pepper. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty nice.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravicask at The Bricklayers Arms Lancashire Fest, 14th Sept 2007. Near black in colour with a meaty aroma - made me think of salami. Flavour is a heady mix of roast coffee, dark chocolate, rich fruit and smoked meat. Sligthy thin palate, but then it is a mild. Overall, very good indeed.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask condiioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. A black coloured beer with a nice white head. The aroma is ashy and slightly Earthy. The taste is lightly roasty and there is some sweetness, tobacco and wood. An intruiging beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in countign house for wetherspoons beer fest. Must be noted this was in perfect condition. This is totally my type of session ale, incredible full body for the %, chocolate through and through darker fruits giving that tiny hints of tartness, really well balanced an nothing dominates though its full. Amazing stuff that i cant wait to have again.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW The Penny Black, Bicester, Oxon 04-11-07 A very dark brown pour with some ruby glints, off white head. Some roasted notes on the nose. Had a very slight sourness on the edge, maybe getting a bit tired (this had actually finished before I left the pub) burnt flavours from roasted malts but otherwise a bit lacking.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Quorn Fest 07. Black with a small beige foam. Aromas are earthy light malts with chocolate and weetabix. Flavours are smooth chocolate and weetabix malts with a dry finish. Light, yet tasty.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Quorn Octoberfest, 2007. Black beer with a lightly malty aroma and a slightly malty and dry flavour. Overall a nice dry and malty beer.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Medium black color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, smoke, ash, coal. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Ruby colored liquid, with a medium sized white head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sublime coffee and caramel flavors jive with chocolate and dark fruits. There’s a lot of flavour going on for such a low percentage. Extremely satisfying and smooth mouth feel. Overall this is a fantastic experience, and a mild that would make an excellent session drink.