MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: gravicask at Twickenham beer festival.
Mahogany red with a good beige head and in decent condition. Strange but pleasant aroma. Full of Devonshire clotted cream and marzipan with a rich malt base and plenty of tobacco. A similar flavour but with a strong smoky character. Lots of charred wood, boardering on ashy but not quite. Wow, this is almost rauchbier smokiness, especially in the finish. Pleasing dried fruit and pipe tobacco finish. Lots of character. A very good old ale though not exactly what I would call true to style.
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours dark ruby, like Coke with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is vinous, coffee. Taste is moderate sweet grapes, a light sour note appears after the frirst sip, liquorice and spices, lingering all the way to the end. Soft carbonated.
Thin and watery mouthfeel
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite black, but very dark red with a small bubbly head. It could easily be mistaken as a porter with its roasted malts which ooze of chocolate and coffee in both aroma and taste.
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is deep nutty earthiness, some chocolate and sweet syrup. Toasted brown bread and caramel. The taste is toasted leafy tobacco, some prune and dark fruits. A bit of spiced pumpkin cake and runny toffee. Chocolate malts. Medium body, smooth. Overall, a fairly flavorful effort. Solid stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Twickenham BF. Lovely smoke, woody, roasty old ale. Nice touch of winey acidity in the finish, nice dry finish, really enoyed it a lot.
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 March, 2004: Gravity @ London Drinker Fest. Black with scarlet fringes. Big black chocolate aroma - very black. A full soft mouthfeel. Slightly sour woody notes. Very tasty. Full of character.[3.4]
Jan, 2005:Bottle Conditioned. An attractive dark beer bordering on a stout but with an interesting edge of refreshing acidity. [3.4]
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Dark brown, almost black, in colour with a billowing tan head; malty aroma; malty flavour with some smoke, caramel and pear; dry, burnt sugar finish.
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Deep chestnut brown, sweet and caramelly with a dry slightly smokey finish.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark reddish brown color. Toffeish malty aroma with licorice. Sweetish toffeish flavor with plenty of licorice. Rounded and mellow. Tastes old but I would not say it is positive in this case.
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle conditioned - Aroma quite sour with some wine notes and yeast. Flavour has some full and fruity malts but also some light sourness.
Kavu (3291) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle @ Migration 2013. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is rich sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts and dark fruits. Quite nice.