leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aromas are sweet and earthy with mollasses. Oaty and rich, smells dark. Flavours are sweet malts with roast and smoky notes. Rich and dark. Good stuff.
Fin (7464) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, consumed outside my tent at Towersey Festival Dark brown with little head to speak of, quite smokey on the aroma but with some bitter chocolate and coffee in there. Coffee more prominent in the taste, very tasty beer by the way, dark fruits and nicely underpinned with a good solid malty base, lovely beer.
oh6gdx (20387) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some slight roast and a bit of coffee. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts and some wooden hints. Redreshing and nice.
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a big and lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity and roast aroma with dates, raisin, chocolate and licorice. Rich and malty flavour roast complexity. Could be a little brother to my favourite beer in the world, Ølfabrikken Porter.
harrisoni (13773) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007, bottled bright and drunk on train home. Very deep ruby with no head. Decent choc and coffee. Good English porter, smooth, rounded. Nice. Superb English portery style beer actually.
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, GBBF 07 ... black ... rich smokey malts ... full roast nose .. lots of roast malts smooth chocolate ...
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, GBBF 2007. Dark ruby with thin tan head. Sweet caramel malty with some spice and cloves. Mouth is sweet malt, spiced and a bit cardboardy. Leaves a dry cardboardy texture with some alcoholic sweetness.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF07. Sweet coffee aroma with cherries. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, coffee, blackberries, little sticky. Nice.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Dark amber colour with just a slight head. Roasted malt with some red berry notes and a pleasing and moreish caramel finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet, spicy chocolate malt aroma. Roasty malt taste, but lots of fruitiness too. Agreeable bitterness. Picture on the bottle has a skeleton holding a bloody knife. Cheerful.