john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2009 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; smoked rye malt, caramel, toffee. Hoppy; grassy hops. Fruity; citrus, dried fruits. Nice malt/hop/fruit balance. Bittersweet throughout leading to a smokey dry bitter finish. Smoke is relatively subtle. (2009-11)
larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Draught at BA Avenyn 2009-10
Dark amber. Small off-white head.
Light toffee- and caramellearoma.
Grassy flowery hoppiness in the flavour along with some leather and horse-blanket.
Pretty light and fresh. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Brown beer with an offwhite head. Floral aroma with malty notes. Hoppy floral flavor with caramel notes.
TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2010
Tried at SBWF 2009. Small head with a dark amber color. The aroma have some terpentine and smoke. The bitterness is clean with a small sweetnes and a big body. konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
Sampled at SBWF -09. Dark brown with an off-white head. Rye bread is present in both aroma and taste, as well as notes of dark fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Didn’t notice any smoke in this one.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at the Rake, 17th Sept 09. Very dark brown with a white head. Hints of smoked meat on the aroma. Lots of rich milky chocolate flavours along with roasted notes and the rye. Very, very smooth. Easy to drink in quantity. Sublime. I had it on keg at the White Horse the week after and it lost the meaty hint but was still excellent. Svesse (8599) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
(Cask, by gravity, at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 29 Nov 2009) Dark reddish brown colour with brief head. Malty, slightly roasted nose with spicy notes of rye. Malty, smoky taste with roasted rye, chocolate and lots of hoppy bitterness in a fairly short and dry finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Rather weird beer. Interesting and definitely worth a try. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2009
Draught at Bishops Arms Avenyn, Göteborg. On October 26, 2009harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Caramel, cream, hoppy, floral taste. Sweet and bitter aftertaste. Floral hoppy scent, also malty sweet. Some peppermint in the back of the nose as well. Smooth, soft, creamy mouthfeel. Medium to medium low bitterenss at first masked by the dominant fruitiness. Afterbitterenss medium to medium high. Also floral aftertaste. Some hints of smoke in there, but well balanced.
Had this twice, first at The Porterhouse in Covent Garden when I didn’t think it was quite right, interesting, but not quite right, and then at The Rake where is was a lot better, cerainly hoppier over an interestingly full bodied slightly smokey rye body. I thought pretty good. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and slightly wooden notes along with some caramel malts and grass. Flavour is fruits, wood, mild smoked notes as well as some fruits and grass.