Christian (10781) - 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.
cgarvieuk (13188) - 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 ...
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Bottle.Deep auburn in colour with a small head,aroma is rich and malty with some blackcurrant,taste is smooth with blackberry,prunes,dark malt and chocolate,sweet malty toffee like finish.Very drinkable,another top beer from Tipples,I look froward to these on cask..
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thin white head. Strong roast grain note lingers long in the nose. Thick creamy texture to the smooth mouthfeel. Poor lacing throughout. Dark malts give a burnt toast note at the start which fades to give roast flavours of milky coffee and tablet. Moist maltloaf base gives a syrupy dates, sultanas and molasses, sweet in the mouth. Very slight prickle of hop resins noted briefly in the short aftertaste. Finish is very heavy and malty with vinous fruit notes of prunes and treacle toffee. This is an excellent English Strong Ale, though hard to find in Scotland. Highly recommended.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Penguin Beer Bobbing/13 Beers of Halloween tasting. Good yeasty apple, cranberry and coal aroma. Burgundy under a dense creamy tan collar. Mellow and balanced with dusty cocoa, roast, apple peel, plastic. Solid tasty stuff.
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.
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. </i> Cloudy dark nut brown, small coarse head. Fruity roasty nose with some bubblegum. Fairly sweet with velvetty soft mouthfeel. Chewy, gently roasty malt gives a mouthfilling solid body and pleasant flavors of wheat bread, spuns sugar and chocolate. Gently warming finish with some light coffee bitterness.
harrisoni (12674) - 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.
Fin (7039) - 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.