cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at troon beer fest 07... deep red ... fruity toffee... sweet slightly spice red style ale.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
troonbeerfest07- looks rootbeerbrown, head dissapeared tastes sweet, fruity, biscuity, tart. watery mouthfeel.cherries, tastes a lot nicer then it smells. mouthfeel is spot on. lots of nuts sice as well.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at troon ber fest 07. Aroma is fairly sulphury, nutty malts, floural hop, but blends well. Taste has some good malt character, caramel and spice making it quite tasty.
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at HDG. Hazy amber beer, creamy white head. Woody hop aroma. Earthy hop aroma over slightly bready/honeyish malts. Lingering yeastiness. Decent body, balanced with a touch of berryish ester flavour. Decent bitter.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Beer Engine. Poured a slightly hazy golden copper color. Mild aroma of estery fruits and bread. Mild flavor as well, crisp with some fruityness and a bitter finish. Very nice beer, I enjoyed all the work that went into pumping out of the beer engine.
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Rich red color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is rather hoppy at the front with some nice citrus notes and sweet malts. Flavor begins with a very present hop and floral taste which moves on to a smooth and malty middle and a dry and slightly bitter finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Beer Engine. Aroma: Toffee, raisins, toasted nuts. A fair amount of earthy hops. Appearance: Light brown in color and slightly hazed. Medium beige head was full and creamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Toffee, grapes and raisins, toasted nuts, and a slight chocolate flavor. A fair amount of earthy and resinous hop flavor and a nice hop bite. Slightly sweet finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: A pleasant beer. Well balanced and good for sessioning.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the High Cross Inn, Broughton in Furness 16/09/2006
Fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured fruity and slightly rich on the palate. Some acidity. Crisp and bitter malt finish.
2. Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010
Big malt and some spice aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and fruity with a grainy and slightly bitter peppery malt finish.
3. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Tarporley 30/01/2010
Malt aroma. Mid brown coloured malty and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a chocolaty malt finish.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint pulled at the brewery’s pub, The Black Bull Inn in Coniston itself (Lake District). Brown in colour with a thin white head. A warming malt aroma with some caramal. Surprisingly light, maybe a little watery. A sweet malty flavour with a smooth finish.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Cask @ Buckeye Beer Engine 3/24/07, pint glass: Frothy, thick, and creamy, cream colored head w/ a mildly hazy medium amber brownish beer. Decidedly floral and citrusy hops @ first w/ a healthy yeasty aroma to back up the hops. Lightly tobacco/earthy hints as well. Some malty notes that are reminiscent of saltine crackers, but faint to go along w/ all the caramel malts and hops. Also a healthy fruity, green apple nose. Well balanced up front, but turns lightly bitter in the finish. The malty back bone keeps the dominant herbal and citrusy hop flavors from getting out of hand, and has a bit of a yeasty bite to go along w/ the green apple fruitiness. Afteraste is toasty malt and yeasty flavored. Smooth, but dry m/f, lighter medium body, low level of CO2. Very nice session beer! I was not sure of the ABV when I had this, but for a 4.2% beer, nice complex for what seemed to be a smaller beer.