jcartamdg (2977) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
on cask at ccb, pours light brown with a paperthin white head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, green pepper notes. Taste follows, spicy and herbal/grassy. This is a big miss
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin pour at CCB with totally opaque muddy brown body and mocha like head. The opacity begins to separate out within a few minutes leaving a darker less opaque 1/2 inch thick mesa of beer at the top of the glass. The aroma is a little chili pepper meat and some spicy hops and not much else. The taste is apricot to cherry like fruit esters, spicy hops, a bit of lemon like citrus hops, some roasted malts and then a nice level of chili pepper meat flavors and a mild amount of chili heat. This whole thing seems jumbled and disjointed. Maybe cask offering isn’t the right format for this. Some bottle time might help as it might meld together a bit.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask… Murky caramel-colored ale with no head. The aroma is spicy with lots of mash and grain and mild apple. Medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and limp carbonation. The flavor is lightly spicy and modestly bitter with some chili warmth. Finishes mildly spicy and warm. Bland overall.
HonusWagner (2006) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the brewery. Meh. Less inspiring than the regular Minaret ESB. The spice notes are almost entirely undetectable, but lacks the fresh hoppy flavor of the regular version. Bland.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Cask @ CCB. Pours a hazy brown. Muddy. Nose is malt, musty, hints of vegetable. Flavor is veggies, shrub, gross.