MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A Mes rate. Bottled from god knows where.
Dark ruby with a thin oily film. The nose gives away the fact that it is pasturised quite clearly. The flavour is still rather cardboardy. Quite fruity, some plum, plenty of malt. Just rather dull alround.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Very dark with a scummy head on top. Caramel in the scent. Quite sweet but has a dry end. Slightly sticky in the mouth. Tastes of caramel and oranges. Quite nice.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark fruits - raisin, prune. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)
downender (7795) - 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 (6484) - 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 (24919) - 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 (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2015 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 (22523) - 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 (9110) - 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.