Elwood (2491) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Draft at Vintage 50.
A very dark brown pour with a slight cloudiness and some ruby highlights. The head is small, foamy and has a light tan character. The nose is roasty but subdued with notes of soy, a pinch of coffee, wood, and slight herbal hop notes. The taste is far more dominant than the nose lets on. Pleasantly roasty with nice hop notes, good earthiness, a bit of coffee, slight mineral notes, and a little underlying caramel malt sweetness. It has a medium-light body with medium carbonation and a slightly coating mouthfeel to it. The finish is medium and roasty. Great drinkability and it has a well hidden punch at 7.6% ABV. A damn fine brew and worth stopping for!
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ GBBF. Pours dark mahogany with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, sweetish and fruity. Flavor is lean, fruity, apples, alcohol, pungeant and bitter. Finishes dry and bitter.
thomat (1545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, reddish brown with a small tan head. malty with "hoppy" tones. Malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with a nice, bitter finish.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At GBBF 2011. Dark brown berr bit boozy but decent malts. Some friut in fact good dark fruits. But yes a tad boozy. Its got good dark plums actually and a touch grainy in mouth. Actually it grew on me and as i took the last gulp i did enjoy it
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Clear brown beer, small tidy pale tan head. Smooth dry palate. Very fine and mild carbonation. Very mild dark malt. Good tangy red fruits underneath. Minerals. Dry finish. Pretty good - like an Imperial Mild!
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light hops fruity. Sweet malty, dark roasted malty. Lingering fruity and crisp hoppy into a bitter and dry finish. Lasting roasted malt note.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Malty, roasty aroma. Tastes malty, roasty, dark fruit, caramel. Quite smooth and easy to drink. Nice one.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub on 6/25/11. Pours a hazy dark brown with a creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and nutty notes. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, nutty notes and cherries. Medium bodied.
oh6gdx (18575) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Very deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is wood, liquorice, fruits, some ashes and mild floral ntoes. Flavour is wood, fruits, sap, some ashes, mild chocolate and some slight leathery notes.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravicask, one-third pint at the USA Cask Ale Bar where the ales were gradually released during GBBF’11. Faint beige head that left solid lacing at the glass. Nice mahogany body colour. Brown and black malts to the nose. Tasty stuff with elements of chocolate, anise and bready malts supported by spices. Gentle bittering malts to the ending. Absolutely satisfying (London, 04.08.2011).