Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 6 Aug 2009) Black colour with frothy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Roasted, malty taste with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa and a firm coffee bitterness in the dry finish. Rather light body. Very nice stout and seriously drinkable with a fairly low abv.
SaintMatty (6131) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (GBBF 2009) - Black in colour. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma with a hint of gas. Rich tasting with coffee featuring prominently.
oh6gdx (23583) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF2009. Deep ruby colour, not much head. Roasted malts, caramel, sweet malts as well as mild notes of raisins in aroma. Flavour is syrup, wood, some mild bitter hops as well as mild notes of nuts.
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, tiny beige head. Intensive aroma of licorice, a bit sweet. Flavor is not as intensive, but it has dark malts, ash and licorice. Nice toasted aftertaste. Good one.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 09. Also known as No. 2 stout. One of the best beers of the first day. Black, big lasting tan head. Very roasty aroma. Very roasted overall. I liked it. Good fullness, lovely dark choc and I would happily recommend this to any Raterbeerian
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Oxford BF ’08. Very dark brown. Malty aroma. Spicy, sweet taste. Mid bitter. Delicious. No need to say more.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Nottingham BF. A black stout with a nice beige head. The aroma is dry and roasty and particularly inviting, whereas there is some fruit in the mouth. A well brewed tasty stout.