Theydon_Bois (9993) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 2, 13/08/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is liqourice, brown bread, light roast, hint of cocoa powder.
Taste comprises earthy notes, light roast, toffee, dark fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, moerate carbonation, semi drying close.
Pleasing enough mild.
rlgk (11555) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a beige head. Hoppy fruity vinous aroma. Fruity vinous flavor, citrus, some caramel.
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Clear deep brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild and dry dark malts with a mellow tang. Touch of unsweet dark chocolate. Insipid dark fruits. Dry finish. Okay.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a very dark ruby, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of burnt malt, charcoal and dried fruit. Dark fruit sweetness in the flavour, with some apples and grain. Mouthfeel was fairly thin. Finish was chewy malt, hay and grassy hop.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, grainy and coffee
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Dark brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly bitter, slightly hop and slightly earthy. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad.
Niall73 (1873) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a dark coke colour with an off white head. Dusty, light dark chocolate aroma with a little coffee. Light to medium body. Sweet with some milk chocolate, caramel, lemon, grass, light orange. Its a bit thin, but its OK.
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - Light roast malts and toast. Deep brown with no head. Toasted malts and alight finish.
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is earthy nutty roast , light spiced on the mose. Flavour is choc, earthy roast . palate is a bit thin and low carbonation. A bit watery. Lingering choc.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Recent but much appreciated dark mild with a yellowish beige head and very dark reddish brown colour; aroma of dark fruits, dates, raisins, caramel, butter (diacetyl) but also a lot of roasted malts (coffee, bitter chocolate) which I had not expected in this style and reminds me more of a stout. Fruity taste, soft and buttery, caramel, creamy, gently evolving to a dry, roasted bitter finish. Interesting but not a ’real’ or at least typical mild to me.