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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.
DJMonarch (9165) - 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.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cask: hint of malt in the aroma, amber color, bland, lack of flavor, (maybe some caramel), watery, uninteresting beer.
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at Mahar’s in Albany, NY. Great cask beer, extremely easy to drink with a deep flavor character.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on cask at the Half Door in Hartford, CT. hazy orange pour with off white foamy head. Citrus peel aroma and vinegar. Light mouthfeel, low carbonation. Kind of sour, citrusy (orange peel) flavor, some yeast, malty - no hop presence. Not sure if this is infected or not, there is way too much of a vinegar presence both in aroma and taste.
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at The Black Bull Hotel, Conison. Dark ruby colour with bubbly white head. Drank this after a morning climbing the mountain itself, The Old Man of Coniston is a dark rugged mountain and the beer follows suit, strong oaky and toffeeish. Nicely balanced, a great beer after a great morning.