DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Frodsham 10/04/2010
Floral aroma. Amber coloured fruity and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a grainy bitter finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Rake, 13th April 2010. Classic copper looks, line of head. Nose is floral with some citrus undertones. Drying into the corners of the mouth. Thin palate and session strength reminds me of their Imperial milds. It’s got the hop characteristics of a refreshing golden ale, but with more malt. It would be interesting to get people to taste it blindfolded and guess what it looked like. Overall, it’s rather unbalanced for my liking compared to my favourite session ales. I think I’d prefer the same recipe made with classic English hops (which would probably be closer to the likes of Harveys, Sambrooks and Beachy Head I guess).
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Attractive bright amber with a good off white head. Like a watered down version of 5AM Saint. Sounds like a bad thing but it’s really not at all. It’s just much more drinkable. Excellent biscuity malt base, glorious bright grassy and citric hoppage. Lasting bitter finish. A load of flavour and 3.7%. EPIC WIN
cgarvieuk (14784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 cask in bow ...copper ... thin creamy tan head ....juicy hop fruits .... big fruity bitter front ... lots of hop resins ... bitter hop linger ... loads of hops ... nice depth ... very drinkable ... i suspect same hop as nanny as the same fruity bitterness ... same light dryness ...tasty ... 3.9
TK2 gravity @ cloisters .... nice orange red copper ... thin off white head .... light fruit hop nose .... agin bitter hop front ....light drying ... little woody ... lots of resins ... what ever hop this is is really growing on me. 3.9