Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright brick amber. Caramelly nose with diacetyl in there as well. Soft caramel character. This is a very mellow beer. Sweet finish. I can see where they’re going but it’s not my favourite.
JohnRMurdoch (4159) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Cask @ Troon Beer Festival. Grassy aroma. Medium brown colour. Chocolate truffle flavour. Mild & smooth.
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours a copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, some dusty fruit. The flavor is rich sweet malts, caramel, dry only a light bitterness. Very drinkable.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bow Bar. Dark ruby-brown with a sparkler head. Aroma is rich berries and slight butter, like a berry crumble with a cookie crust. Soft palate. Very nice but surprisingly fruity. Great malt character. Long flavors. Bread crust, dark bread malts. Lots of dates and prunes. Sort of like a milder version of sticky toffee pudding.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Clear dark amber golden with no head. Some burned caramel in the nose. Light body, flat, burned caramel and nuts. No bitterness. 200110
caesar (6295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Brown, creamy head. Malty, brown, caramel. Bit toasted. Not bitter, slight sweet.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Black colored brew. Biscuit, malts in the aroma. Flavor is malty, light, some chocolate.
KyotoLefty (8730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh. Described to me as “A classic heavy” at the bar. Medium dark reddish brown color. Full-flavored, rounded, and fruity. Relatively sweet, but pleasantly so. There is a nice dryness coming from both hops and roasting. Good dry finish. I like it.
skortila (5094) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Aroma is citric, floral. Clear, dark brown coloured, bit off-white, creamy head. The taste is sweet, bitter, quite smooth, citric, with some caramel. Nice beer.
Bullit (4347) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Guildford Arms. Brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, faint hops. Flavour of caramel malts and biscuit. Ok bitter.