Fukito (762) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ York Brewery, november 07. Clear, deep dark copper color with a medium, light tan head. Deep fruity flavor with some very slight earthy hop notes. Ends with a dried fruits touch. Deep, profound, rasiny fruity aroma. Medium to full palate, caramel feeling but ends quite dry and earthy. Excellent strong english ale.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The White Horse, Harborne, Birmingham. Black with a good-sized foam head. Strong coffee scent. Some sweetness. Coffee and liquorice in the mouth. Dry end. Not too rich.
cgarvieuk (14912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... Deep brown ... musty hop ... roast slight burntness... with a tinge of sourness... just want working ofr me.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Counting house for wetherspoons beer fest. Aroma is quite floural with hints of citrus hops, rich spicey juicey malt backing. Taste is juicey peppery malts up fronjt with a good amount of grassy and cirtic hops to make it super drinkable.
leaparsons (8251) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Quorn Fest 07. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are floral with soap, melon and pear. Dark malts that are quite sweet. Flavours are dark chocolate with some vinous berries. Fruity and quite rich. Light dry finish.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Rastacouere (6135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
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
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
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
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.
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Svesse (6221) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.