BREWMUSKCLES (1994) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tangy, then tart it is a bit caustic with as our fruit tang (candy) flavor followed by a citrus like grapefruit hop. some malt and old fruit in the background. some fruit and an oily mouthfeel though not full bodied. caramel apple with some cocoa.
BeerViking (1430) - LŁneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark red brown with a coarse off-white head, aromas of chocolate, malt and a little coffee, slightly spicy body with a tart maltiness, red fruit notes and a faint black-treacley sweetness, then a bitter and dry-malty finish.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Darkish mahogany / ruby colour. Sweet malts dominate. Quite fruity. Not a lot of hops in evidence. Not really my thing - I prefer the firmer, hoppy bitters to the sweeter fruity / malty ones.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 3/03//2011. Dark brown with plenty of red undertones and a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, caramel and chocolate aroma with some berry fruit and grassy hops. Flavour was similar, sweet and fruity upfront, with some milk chocolate and some citrus hops in the bitter finish. Good.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark brown with a small off white head. Tame unidentifiable aroma. Autumn leaf perhaps? But thatí s deceptive. The taste is sour, cheesy and aggressive, like chewing splinters of a creosoted garden fence. Not a crowd pleaser, Iíd say, but challenging and full of character.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Old Contemtibles, Birmingham. Dark brown with white head. Quite a fruity, tart beer, bordering on an Old Ale, some treacle hint in the body with a slightly roasty note, then a cherry fruit taste. Some bitterness in the close. Itís ok.
anders37 (12756) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints and some hints of toffee. Slightly roasted malty fruity caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish and slightly roasted malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Caramel and a bit of toffee off the malt, fairly bittersweet, earthy, grassy bittering hop. Alright.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee and nuts with a hint of sulphur. Sweet caramel and toffee flavour with a mild roast finish
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted. burnt, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat.