Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Bar Fringe, Manchester, 29 July) Dark amber colour with foamy head. Malty, roasted, nutty nose with dark fruit, apricots, oranges. Slightly burnt. Malty, nutty taste with notes of hazel nuts and a dry bitterness in the finish with hints of dusty hops. Fairly neutral, but drinkable.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at The Market Porter London SE1 15. Sep 06. Dark golden coloured. A tiny head. Undeterminable flavour. Some fruity hints, but overall unvaried and dull.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half on cask at the Market Porter, London Bridge. Golden brown. Tiny little foam. Spicy, but rather poor on aroma and flavour. Notes of yeast. Flat and dry. Rather shallow and waterly (15.09.2006).
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at the Great Western, Wolverhampton 15/07/2006
Some hop aroma. Bronze coloured with a slightly sour fruit flavour. A little dryness and bitterness in the malt finish.