Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint @Castle Hotel, Manchester, 04.Jul.2012.
Mahogany, almost black body. No head. Gingerbread is what first comes into mind, then cigars, pinetrees and liquorice. It’s almost like Christmas! And, wow!, the taste, also so complex: sweet anise, coffee, pepper, ginger, coal, crowberries, coal, smoke and some vinegar... Wow! Very interesting!
ianwelby (530) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a thin head and a fruity aroma. Flavour has malt and hop in it but the fruit comes through.
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Black Horse, Preston. Pours clear mahogany with a thick just-off-white head. Aromas of burnt sugar and fruit cake. taste has more of the same, initally a sugary-boozy hit, but the light bitterness builds to a balance, and a clean finish. Lovely stuff.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Dyp mørkebrun. Nesten ikke skum. God sviske/plommearoma. Sherrypreg. Varmende. Blir veldig søt - men farlig god.
gegwilson (1448) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Sycamore Inn, Parwich. Pours a deep mahogany with a frothy cream head. Very rich and fruity. Vinous with notes of raisin and toffee. Nice with warming alcohol quite evident.
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Wandsworth Halloween Feat 2013. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, toast, berry, jam, earth and red grape. The taste is toasty, earth, berry, smooth roast, mild acidity, jam, cocoa and light alcohol with a dry, fruity finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Tasty, well balanced and rather drinkable. Robinson’s at their best.
Borup (6287) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, spice, alcohol, fruit, chocolate and roasted malt.
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ St Albans Beer Festival, 2013. Morning coffee brown. Aroma of strong alcohol, raisins. Taste is too sweet. Pseudo-bitterness hangs on. Massive chocolate hits when drunk with abandon. Smooth mouthfeel. I feel like this used to be better.
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark brown colour with no head. Aromas of chestnut, caramel and fruit cake. Malty flavour, cherries and molasses. Palate leaves with cooked apples, spice and alcohol. Tastes stronger than it actually is.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan head.
Nose is toffee, dark fruit, bready malts, sugars.
Taste comprises prunes, marzipan, dates, toffee, fruit cake, light booze.
Medium bodied with bite, fine cabonation, lightly warming alcohol in the finale.
Good stuff, much better than my memories of the bottled version.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Deep brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of heavily roasted malt, nuts, dark chocolate and a touch of alcohol. Really strong flavour, wasn’t expecting it to be so powerful. Notes of roasted malt, nuts, dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark fruit and a touch of alcohol that lets you know youre drinking a big beer. Very nice indeed.