Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Close to black ale with a firelight tan colour. Delicious roasty+toasty nose with caramel, figs and blue grape flavours complexified by an underlying juicy fruitiness (think dates, pomegranate, blueberry). Absolutely charming and well-made, a coherence malt display. Despite that intention, it finishes dry with its tobacco and ashes nuances in mouth. All along, a soft acidity that never gets obtrusive supervises the development and ensures the desirability of a next sip. Clean medium body with a delicate foaminess.
fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, strong coffee, burnt. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffe aroma, dark burgundy colour, coffee roast malts, no carbonation, small head, surprising hoppiness - experimental, light body.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark rubyish amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, slight stinging sweetness along with red berries and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, raisins and dark dry fruits. Pleasant and refreshing.
omhper (18721) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Very dark brown. Malty and gently roasty. Sweet and medium bodied with oily mouthfeel and notes of wood. Low bitterness.
rlgk (8980) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(RBESG 2007, Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow) Nice dark amber color, offwhite/brownish head. Lovely malty aroma, roasted, some caramel, smoky and salty notes. Malty flavor with licorice and some smoky notes after a while. Me like...
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. A deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dark Danish rye-bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and Danish rye-bread, but the body is thin.
pivnizub (8524) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Grog and Gruel, Fort William): Ruby-black coloured, small and lacing off-white layer; distinctive vinous-fruity nose (dark berries) with a tinge of roasted malt; bitter-sweet flavour with a light acidity, light to medium bodied; roasted malt detectable in the dryish, lingering, fruity-vinous and bitter finish. Nothing to complain......
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pump at the Freshfield, black in colour with an off white head, seriously strong aroma of malt on the nose leads onto coffee and espresso taste, fine stuff, malts dominating too. Finishes ever so slightly dry
thebeertourist (4606) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Almost black with a big khaki head. Rich chocolate and coffee aroma. Espresso flavours dominate,especially towards the finish,but there is plenty of chocolate and hints of berries as well. Well-carbonated.A great little ale it is.