dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2010. Slightly red-black with a short head. Almost red wine-like grape scent. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet with some bitterness in there too. In the mouth, roasted nuts, vegetables and some liquorice. A bit thin.
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottle made a suprise showing at my Imperial Stout tasting. Not quite in category, but a good local brew to start the night off. Pours black with ruby tints and little head. Nose is coffee and roast malt. Thin in the mouth but with a nice coffee character on the swallow. Very drinkable.
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bow Bar. Ruby red-dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, licorice. Slightly sour. Oily texture. Good stuff.
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning, Ulfborg. Pours dark brown nearly black with a off white head. Nose is sweet of caramel, bread and vague roast. Thin and watery. Low carbonation. Some cold expresso in the end.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a hazy orangey brown with a small, rough off-white head. Odd plastic aroma with some hard roasted malts and licorice. Medium body, hard roasted malts and licorice. Sweetish licorice finish. Nice and pleasant. 200210
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I finished off my drinking sessions at GBBF 09 with two ales from the Mid East England Bar. The cask version of this one was dark as the polar night (excluding the Northern Lights) and got a naked surface. Smell of different kinds of dark malts added by weak moments of roastiness. Bready malts with bitter coffee malts in flavour blended with anise sweetness. Medium bodied. A good mild with porter qualities (Earls Court, 07.08.2009).
Nekronos (4056) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More than a mild it tasted to me like a combination of stout an porter but it was extremelly good.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2009: fruity, coffish, some sourness, thin body but quite full flavored.
sm89walt (1937) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Practically pitch black with perhaps and slight brown edging and a fine, loose bubbly tan head on top. Dark, fruity malts, coffee and roasted malts on the nose. Roasty, chocolatey coffee malt flavours, some liquorice on the finish. A dry end, oily palate texture and a medium length finish.