MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at Kent Beer Festival. Mild is so hit and miss for me but when it is good I love it. Thankfully this was a real winner. Very dark chestnut brown colour. Lots of dark malty notes in the aroma with some lovely coffee underneath. Flavour is more of the same with some extra creamy coffe and some liquorice and chocolate. Glorious bitterness in the finish where the hops seam to appear out of nowhere. Gentle light sweetness all the way through. First beer of the day and it hardly touched the sides. A solid and very drinkable dark mild. Just how I like it.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
[CASK: The Waterhouse, Manchester 30/10/06] ARGH... Death in a glass. Strong coffey and chocolate taste that I nasty and undrinkable. Nearly made me blow chunks!
bhensonb (12298) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At The Spaniards Inn. Warm dark aroma of very lightly roasted malt. Fairly black color with minimal beige head. Light sweet start, malt backed by a kind of chocolate with a small bit of molasses. Very smooth. Finishes medium dry with light bitter hop in the finish. Delicious.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Akkurat. Very dark ruby red colour, mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, spices and some smoke. Flavour is quite the same, but a bit thin. Still a very pleasant cask ale.
Svesse (6884) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 10 Mar 2007) Dark brown, almost black, colour with brief beige head. Roasted nose with coffee and notes of citrussy hops. Roasted, slightly tarry, taste with chocolate, coffee, liquorice and some citrussy hops in the finish. Rather thin body, but loads of taste in this mild ale.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Festival, a dark brown colour with a filmy beige head. A subtle bitter chocolate aroma. A smokey flavour on a palate that is light and smooth all the way through. Very enjoyable.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin beige head; deep dark reddish brown body, barely translucent. Faint burnt aroma. Soft, lightly acidic, light sooty licorice taste. A little watery. Not bad, but neither is it great. (1pt on cask.)
anders37 (19082) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Dark brownish/black colour with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malty, slightly smoky aroma. Sweet roasted malty flavor with some smoky hints.. Malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, GBBF 06. Malt, some coffee. Small light tan head on a dark brown ale. Some chocolate, malt, bitter, alcohol (!). Bitter alcohol in the palate, sweet.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Wenlock Arms, London. Clear dark brown with little head. Blackened malt aroma with a hint of licorice. Strange vinous flavor like a dank coalbin. Distinct but not immediately appealing.