jfb (5298) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy deep copper colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops and yeast, quite meaty, with a hint of cherries, peaches and perfume. flavour is more cherries and some grapes, with light notes of grain and milk chocolate. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
AshtonMcCobb (4899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Grosvenor.
Appearance - amber with a nice head.
Nose - herbs pine and a touch but just a touch of toffee.
Taste - creamy orange with again just a touch of biscuit. Almost like an orange cheesecake.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - an enjoyable bitter even if I’d have enjoyed more biscuits.
McNeillR (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Mahogany amber, creamy eggshell white head and neat lacing. Pine fresh, light woody/earthy. Like an old clean rug. Tastes smooth, low carb, light bitter. Lemon tang, wee bit dusty towards the finish. However this is a smooth metally sheen. Decent enough, very pleasing to have an enjoyable bitter for the sake of a tick.
Cask, Grovesnor, Edinburgh
Desverger (6941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Railway, Streatham, London - amber pour with nice medium white head and persistent lacing. Smooth caramel malts, toffee, slight butterscotch, nice subtle hop profile, decent brew this.
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joe19612 (2446) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ascot 2013. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, aroma is caramel and toffee, taste is light with fruit and has a dry fruity finish.
Iznogud (1969) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Black Heart, London, UK. Pours orange amber, small head. Roasted malt and fruit aroma, citrus flavor.
Hermod (5861) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival. Amber colored, thin white head. Dark rye bread in aroma, some muscot spice as well. Flavor has bread, yeast, nuts and the same spicyness as in the aroma.
rosenbergh (9743) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland.
Clear dark golden colour with a tiny white head.
Dark bread, malt and more bread in the aroma. Very bready.
The flavour is mild, bland and blah... Maybe some mild hops. Boring.
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VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is clear light orange. Aromas and flavours: Dryness, fruits, caramel and malts. Very dry and tasteless.
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is woody with hay and grainy bread. Also some caramel and toffee. Flavour has some resin, some woody tones, toffee and caramel. Also some minerals. Also some vegetables do occur after some sips. Unexpected, bready and a bit disappointing.