tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2007. Cask, gravity dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thin white head. Rich spicy notes present in the long aroma laden with dark berry fruit. Creamy texture to the smooth mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt gives a rich complex chewy tiffin base with smokey roast malt flavours present. This fades to give juicy summer berry medlay with sweet winegums. Spicy flavours from the hop resins give a sharp bitter bite to the aftertaste. Finish is rich and malty with a warming vinous port flavour laced with orange fruit. An impressive old ale in style and highly recommended.
Svesse (5207) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle. Thanks to SaintMatty) Dark reddish brown colour with brief, bubbly head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, dark rye bread and faint hints of left-over cold coffee. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, dark bread, figs, chocolate, hints of coffee and slightly dusty hops in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Quite tasty and well balanced. Would be interesting to try this cask conditioned.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Aroma is sour fruity, little toasted malts, caramel. Flavour is caramel and toasted malts, fruits, hint of coffee. Fairly bitter finish. I can see why this beer is liked, but it just doesnt do it for me.
Pinball (9702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, smooth light brown head. looks pretty good.
Nutty and dry caramelly aroma. Well balanced.
Flavor is nutty, caramelly, sweet malty, bitter, dry. Very well tasting Premium Bitter. A Bit to the sweet side, but lots of bitterness to back it up.
ladnewton (1147) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford, England on 22nd April 2008. Excellent dark red ale, coffee notes, burnt smokiness dominating.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Clarence Tavern, Gosport. Pours a dark mahogany color with a samll off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramle and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
SaintMatty (3641) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Giddy Bridge JDW, Southampton) - Brown with red tinges. Fruity and slightly vinous aroma with dried fruit, caramel and chocolate. Fruity and rich taste with notes of dried fruit and chocolate. Nicely balanced.
Skinnyviking (5957) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted barley malt aroma with coffee notes. Sweet roasted malt flavor with coffee and a long aftertaste. Low carbonation. Little hops bitterness.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, SIBA Champions’ Fest 09. Tawny murk with a white collar. Chick pea garden herby aroma all noble and sesame nuttiness. Wash of marzipan. Struggling to read my own handwriting. It’s tired but the hops are good and drying into a bitter finish with caramel afters. Balanced and decent.
Ungstrup (26268) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of bread. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of caramel, leading to a dry bitter finish.