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Brewed by York
Style: Mild Ale
York, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Cask: Regular.
NOTE: This is the cask version. The bottled version has its own listing.
Centurion’s Ghost is dark ruby in colour, full tasting with a mellow roast flavour balanced by light bitterness and autumn fruit flavours that linger into the aftertaste.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Gravity, Oxford CAMRA beer festival. Simple brown, light tan head. Deep leathery caramel aroma (the sort of smell that touches some buried kid-in-candystore sort of ecstasy), soft chocolate, coffee roast backbone and a bit of toasty biscuit. Lovely deep caramel and rum sweetness given texture and depth by a lovely roasty edge. Soft, full, inviting. Seriously impressive beer, and my beer of the festival.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4222) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
Cask@Quorn Octoberfest, 2007. Almost a black beer with a slightly malty and slightly coffee aroma. The flavour is slightly coffee and malty. Overall a nice roasted coffee beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 4   Lacing : 4
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Hay : XX   Toasty : 4   Caramel : 3   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Spicy : XX   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : 2   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 3   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : 2   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: I was not particularly enthusiast about this one when getting a small sample, but I had a half-pint at the 3-legged-mare in York and it was in awesome condition. I think it may have been my favourite cask ale ever, or close. Marvellously crisp, dense, almost chewy dark malts bursting with delicious toastiness. Bright hop bitterness, stupendous balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, fruity, moderate english licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6042) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, brief beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark fruit, blackberries and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark bitter chocolate, chicory, ripe fruit and coffee bitter notes of hops in a long finish. Delicious, hearty and warming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, mediumsized brownish head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some fruits and a bit of grass. Flavour is wooden and grassy with mild notes of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007). Sharp bitterness wrapped in a sticky chocolatey coating. Very well balanced and full flavoured.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
Cask @ Real Ale Festival, Gallows Bird, Espoo. Dark brown colour with a small white head. Taste very oaky. Nice nutty aroma, even a bit chocolaty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. JDW. Mmm this was a bit of a treat. Roasted chocolate malt and lots of dark fruits. Balances out pretty well for the finish. Good body, good dark ruby colour. A malty treat all round.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
Very dark tan coloured. Thin off-white head. Roasted, almost smoky to the nose. Dark fruits, spices (pepper) and dark chocolate can be detected in a complex flavour. Medium to full bodied. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Tasty! (Half pint on gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 28.09.2006).


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