MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Manc Winter Fest.
Very red amber (great colour) with a thin white rim. Slight coffee in the aroma with some lovely spice and malt. Malty notes are not as great in the mouth but it’s still pretty tasty all the same. Notes of bread, fruit and some grassy hoppage. All the ingredients are there it just lacks a little balance. Still a tasty drink though.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber. Aroma of well baked buns. Sweet and malty, soft and rounded with medium body. Roasty with notes of caramel. Mild and pleasing.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 11 Jan 2008) Brownish ruby colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dried fruit, wild berries and earthy hops. Malty taste with dried fruit, blood oranges and earthy hops in the finish. A bit on the sweet side, but a nice winter ale.
downender (5586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 20/11/07. Deep amber with a moderate off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with some grassy hops. Flavour of dark chocolate with a decent dry finish. Drinkable.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Cherry Tree (JDW), Huddersfield 09/12/2006
Some fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured with a fruit wine flavour. Some dryness and bitterness in a lasting malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Cricketer’s Arms, Keighley 14/03/2009
Fruit and malt aromas. Mid brown coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with some dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Magnet, Stockport 30/11/2009
Fruit and hop aroma. Copper coloured strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a little bitterness and dryness in a crisp malt finish.