MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy rye, dark cherry fruitiness and bitter hop resins coalesce in this hoppy brew’s sadly stagnant body.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the hazy mahogany.
-Hops also offer citrus and flower allusions.
-The mouthfeel and appearance are far from refined.
- The two cask beers I tasted here on this visit were easily the worst tendered casks on the entire month-long UK-Ireland trip.
On cask at the brewpub.
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at brewpub, Canterbury. Copper-red color, small white head. Aroma has berries and some hops. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Caramalt, spicey hoppyness and berries. A bit of rye. American hops.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Urban Tap House, Cardiff, 17/9/2015. Amber and slightly hazy, with a decent, off-white, head. Spicy malts, leafy hops,some red berries and a decnet, bitter, finish. Good.
JefVerstraete (2791) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ The Foundry, Canterbury. Amber colour, white head. Sweet malts with bitter hoppy finish. Some spicy notes. Easy drinkable. Good.
matstrange (91) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic dark red colour on pouring from the bottle but fantastic from the cask too (try it where its made, great little pub!) Has a heavy malt flavour thats very strong but very enjoyable. Definitely worth buying a few bottles to take home!
hohops (747) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Appearance is mostly amber with ruby tinges. A foamy half-finger head. Fresh, floral, hoppy aroma. A large amount of bitter hops in the taste, fruity hints, lasting finish, clinging in the mouth. Pretty good.
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the brewery. Clear red amber colour with a lasting thin greyish loose head. Aroma is hedgerow berry, spicy cereal grains and slight solvent. Flavour is spicy hop, big solvent and hot alcohol and biting rough bitterness. Really rough round the edges. Some phenolics in the finish. Medium body and lowish cask carbonation. Not much to like about it.
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/pink with a thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, dark fruit, molasses, and floral hops. Taste starts with strong bitterness and citrus, followed by floral and hay flavours. Fruity and sweet then a long bitter finish. Thin body, medium carbonation.
zacgillbanks (4225) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy dark amber beer with a nutty and a spicy red fruity flavour, nutty and woody notes with a bitter yet creamy finish.
Beer5000 (5814) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle purchased from The Tiddly Pomme, Faversham. A clear, amber body with a nice, creamy off-white head. Not particular strong, but pleasant aroma of malt, toast and citric hops. Flavor is sweet, smooth malty, slightly toast and a good fruity bitterness. Fine and balanced body, aftertaste is sweet malty with a good bitterness. Very pleasant.