downender (6521) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 14/10/08. Mahogany coloured with no head and slight carbonation. Aroma of treacle, dark fruits with some earthiness. Flavour was very sweet, with more fruit, almonds and caramel. A rather vinous mouth feel and a short, bitter finish. Ok.
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Dark brown colour, nearly black. Very nice roasty aroma with notes of oak, raisins and fortified wine. The flavour is sweet, oaky and moderately roasty, nice.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep brown colour, small brown head. Not really much of an aroma, mainly dark fruits and some earth. Flavour is mainly dry grass, dark fruits and some sour wood along with herbal notes.
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Spicy deep dark fruits on aroma. Some diacetyl, empty boiled sweet malt in mouth. Aroma isn’t great cos of too mcuh butter, in fact not great overall.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty fruity dark fruit flavor. Roasted malty dark fruit finish.
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark colour, tiny head. Beautifully malty aroma. Fruity, hints of roasted malt and nuts. Very pleasant.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml from Waitrose, Lymington, Hampshire. Pours a deep mahogany colour with a rich tan head. Sweet aroma of molasses and liquorice. Liquorice is very prominent in the taste, as is the sweetness. Has a hint of a brazil nut aftertaste, followed by a short lived bitterness. A full bodied ale but there’s not enough going on – no real complexity to excite the palate. Not to my liking but I can see why it might appeal to those with a sweet tooth.
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at New Inn, Gloucester] Dark brown, smooth palate, quite strong caramel flavour.
johndoughty (4071) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark and slightly sharp.Almost stout like with some nutiness.Reasonable and would drink again.
Fin (7671) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up in Swanage, Dorset 20-06-06. Dark reddy brown in colour, there is some nuttiness as description suggests, but quite fruity and a little on the sweet side malt and hops also show well. A fine if not particularly enthralling beer.