fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Ginger Man, 36th NYC
Amber color; creamy head; nice lace. Very nice aroma of sweet caramel, hop, pine needles and some fruits (pink grapefruit). Full mouthfeel, good malt, a lot of residual sugars without being cloying, powerful and aromatic hopping, both fruity and resiny. Excellent.
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brew pub, Chelsea Pier - 01/03/12.
Listed at the brewpub as 9%ABV and titled ’Hoppy Holidays’.
Mid brown verging on dirty orange in colour with a small to medium white head.
Hoppy citrus nose with sweet malt and caramel background notes.
Again taste is citrus but not mega hoppy, get a little biscuit and caramel and grassy notes.
Medium bodied and easy drinking for it’s strength.
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on cask at Cole’s Cask Ale Fest. Very rich and good (great) malting. This year’s edition is much more a dark Belgian and not an American pale at all. A great cask.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber beer with light haziness. Fresh piney hop aroma over a soft sweet caramel malt base. Brown bread and a touch of spiciness as well. Warming brings out some peach/orange hop aroma as well. Flavour shows toffee, caramel, and other medium crystal malts. Light spiciness and pine flavour. A disturbing hint of diacetyl that I’m not a fan of, but otherwise a decent, if uninspired ASA.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-12-06. Dark mahogany brown body with a smallish foamy off-white head and some lacing. Light sweet aroma of malt, muted spices. (7+) Smooth average plus palate is very lightly carbonated. (3+) Rather good. Touch muted at times but lovely overall. <i>Cask at Coles, Buffalo</i>
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the tap, 20/02/14- 9.25% ABV. Mid-clouded honey amber with a cream cap. Aroma wet fur, grapefruit, papaya and peppery booze. Drinkable and mellow with unspecified tropical and floral hop; mandarins in jelly, peppery hints; underlying honey and biscuits sodden with Southern Comfort. Not bad.
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Buffalo Cask Ale Festival. Pours Dr. Pepper red with a thin beige head. The aroma is fruity and floral hoppy, like an orange hard candy. The flavor is caramel malt, oranges, candy sugar and floral hops. Seems a little bit muddled, but really it is quite nice and drinkable.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY . Medicinal & Herbal hop flavor with sweet malt flavor. Citrus hop presnece also. Pretty good offering
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1887-20081206] Cask. Dark bready yeast and tea aroma. Clear, dark red amber body with quick white bubbles. Sweet honeyed hoppy bread malt flavour notes a heavy yeast. Medium body. Nice sweet and enjoyable, like the hops.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at BT. Pours an amber brown body with a lifeless tan lacing. Aroma is very hoppy pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Drinks with a heavy hop body initially and then finishes very light with honey. This was excellent.