downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars’ Scottish beer festival, Bristol 02/09/09. Near black with a slight tan head. Roasted malt and caramel aroma. Flavour had more roastiness, some milky oats and a light sourness. A bit thin for a stout but drinkable enough.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, half by air compressor dispense. Light brownish head over a very dark coloured body. Plain dark malty aroma. Flavour has got roasted grain and oatmeal up front, followed by hints of liquorice and flashes of dark fruits. Ends with bitter coffee notes. A little watery in the mouth. After this one we finished our drinking session at the fantastic Bow Bar with the delicious BrewDog Punk IPA, which has not got a separate cask entry [Edinburgh 13.11.2008].
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London, 4.5% ABV</i>
The color is almost black. Mild aroma of roasted malt and cardboard. Soft mouthfeel (also because of the lack of carbonation), some roasted malt and chocolate flavor, not aggressive, with a hint of liquorice, yeast and cardboard. Not bad.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, gravity, at Wellington Arms Winter Festival of Beer. Very dark brown. Delightful aroma: leathery, dark and old. I just sat there sniffing it for ages. People began talking. Taste is sour and ashy. Mid bitter finish. Very good.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and mild notes of caramel and dark dry fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee and some dark dry fruits.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee and mild toffee notes. Ends with roasted dryness.
Fin (6630) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Hop Pole pubs Easter Beer Festival, Aylesbury in the company of Loz, Chris O, Ruth, Barry, Lynn 21-03-08 Good roasted smooth toasty bitterness to this. Pours black with tiny tan head smooth and easy drinking, bit earthy and some bitter chocolate. Good beer that could just have done with a little bit more going on to elevate it into very good beer territory.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask 78 Ultimate Glasgow tasting afters pub crawl: Poured a black with very little head. The aroma was light with roasted malt. Taste is dark ale with sweet finish.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gravity, Banbury Beer Festival. Deep black, just a bit of brown highlights around the edges. Dark tan head. Treacle and Cheerio® aroma, a touch of old laundry. Soft muddy dark flavors, fairly sweet. Some substance to the palate, but dull and lifeless.
leaparsons (7490) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Black with a small head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with coffee and winter fruit. Flavours are earthy roast malts with fruity berries. Liqourice with some metal and hints of lemon. Dark chocolate bitterness with some saltiness.