Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Dunedin’s 1st Annual Hoppy Endings. Pours copper with a slight haze and nice white head. It has a modest aroma emitting a little bit of citrus, pine, grassiness, some sweet crystal malts and a little bit of cedar twang right at the end of the draw. The cask pour and conditioning has created a silky smooth mouth feel that coats every crevice with flavor. I get malts and sweetness that quickly moves into cedar and grassy resiny hops. It thickens a bit about midway and eases into the finish with a very pleasing balance between the malts and hop bitterness to go along with an undercurrent of cedar. A sense of spicy hops and smooth malt covered cedar linger into the after taste.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. Pours a clear deep copper with a two finger off white head that lasts leaving great lacing. This is the most beautifull cask beer I have ever seen. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus hops, cedar that is citrusy and almost rye like, caramel, and light toasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma with a wonderfull play between the cedar and the hops. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and very smooth soft carbonation. Freakin delicious.