fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, coffee, roasted oatmalt, sour. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (050808)
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 Gravity cask. Not clean. Flavours not precise. Some coffee, but wandering off. Not impressed.
FanwickMike (6) - USA - SEP 22, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
part of beer sampler 09/21/08 very dark, but without the grainy bitterness found in many stouts, plus a little sweetness from the oatmeal. not much hop flavor, but a very nice taste.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from pastor (joepais) Thanks man!
Pours mostly black with a fizzy beige head. Smell is not too impressive. Mild, with some light roastiness in the background. Taste is very dull with some roastiness and maybe some oat, but I’m probably reaching after reading the description. Really, very mild flavor and too high carbonation for an oatmeal stout. Comes off too fizzy and not really creamy. Not offensive, but impressive for a brewery that makes the top or one of the top ranked beers in the world. There is a weird taste in the finish as it warms too...
Rune (6907) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.5% ABV. Pitch black. Roasted oatmeal smell. Taste of dark chocolate malts, followed by a touch of dark fruits. Medium palate (third pint glass at GBBF, 05.08.2008).
urnamesucks (92) - New York City, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good stout if you are a stout fan. Was a little more coffee flavor than I would like, but above average.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 5 Aug 2008) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Roasted, hoppy nose with fruity/citrussy hop notes, pine and resin. Malty taste with soft roasted flavours and notes of piney hops. Not that bitter, distinct but rather short finish. Lovely balance. Very drinkable and very nice beer.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Coca cola coloured with a tan rim. Creamy malt with some nice roast coffee notes. A slight sourness with a fairly high level of sweetness. Not particularly balanced and it’s certainly not brimming with character but it’s ok.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2008. A black beer with a tiny ring of tan head. The aroma is fairly sweet and sugary with some light roast. Pretty unpleasant in the mouth with sour milk and chocoloate. Very disappointing.
cgarvieuk (12240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2008 ... deep black ... sweet pine hop nose ... light sweet malts ... little pine and lime ... quite a lot of hop in linger ..3.3
Cask at GBBF 2012 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark malt nose ... deed soft oatmeal ... light mellow roast ... light charcoal. 3.7