berkshirejohn (4124) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Ruby port in colour with a ring of cream head; blackcurant aroma; dry and spicy blackcurrant flavour with underlying chocolate malts, unfortunately rather too thin; dry finish. Interesting.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the coronet, holloway road. Alround rating: Toffee fruit cake malt, some peppery and fruity hop, but its all about the ruby fruit cake malt. Good show.
leaparsons (7686) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are molasses and liquorice with dark malts. Flavours are coffee and liquorice with very dark syrup. Dark chocolate bitterness with herbal notes, Winter fruit and brown sugar. Decent.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity, at Northamptonshire Beer Festival ’09. Very dark brown. Sweet marmite malt aroma. Sweet malt taste, oily and cloying. Mid bitter finish. Tough, chewy beer.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Black / mahogany colour, almost opaque, no head. Dark fruity malt and tea with some slight roasty notes and a very nutty finish. Slight alcohol notes. Rather bland and boring.