TBone (13225) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF 2009. "As Colonel Blides ESB"
Clear amber color, not much head. A bit glueish hoppy (grapefruit, mango) aroma. American hoppy flavor, some caramel and fruity notes. Light hoppy finish. Very American ESB.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice medium bright orange copper with a med head. Aroma is fruity esters, slight orange, mango almost, sweet light caramel and toffee with nuts. and light fruity and earthy hops. Flavor is toffee, caramel malts, light grassy and tea-like hops and moderately fruity- relatively smooth and easy drinking. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 5/3/2005 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at the brewery. Pours a slight hazy light amber with a good sticky rocky head. Aroma is slightly fruity malty but tended to be more towards the floral hop side. Good smooth mouthfeel, with low carbonation. Nice malty flavor, slightly sweet, with a good bitterness to round it out. Very nice.
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, GBBF 09. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aromas are caramel malts with citrus. Soft but god hopping. Flavours are sweet toffee malts with light citrus. Some toasty notes with floral hops on the finish. Decent.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask ale from a bottle ... hmm ... Pours a deep yellow. Nose is toast, orange peel. Flavor is faint at best. Some toast malt and hints of citrus.
setauketone (10) - setauket, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I got a growler of this from Stony Brook Beverage. I dont have much experience with cask style ales, but if this it what they are like, I am hooked! This was awesome. Dark bronze beer with not much head. Some malt flavor with hints of dried fruit.Pleasant and easy-drinking.
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to mark. Cask Ale? Brown pour with white head. Some malt flavor with slight fruit and hop notes. Not a fan.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2009 (as Colonel Blides ESB). Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, some fruits and a bit yeastylike earthy notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Balanced, but quite boring ESB.
Earlier Rating: 8/11/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, hops, some mild notes of wood and malts. Flavour is wood, saltwater, earth mild grassy hops as well as mild caramel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks Vic for the hook up. Pours a mahogany with a white head. Hints of dried fruit, damp woody malty notes. Malt husk with a hint of dry fruit. Eh.
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle at JoeMcphee’s. Pours an orange body with no head. Sweet hoppy earthy beer. A bit bready with some light fruit.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) at GBBF 2009, Day 2 @ 5.5%. Sold as Captain Blides ESB. Hazy amber - same colour as the Beer Works Boston Common sampled at the same time. Quite leafy hops, in reassonably generous measure. Fairly prominent bitterness. Pleasant and easy-drinking.
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can’t seem to find this beer anywhere else, so here it goes. This is a "cask ale". Amber in color, moderate carbonation. Malty, with a sight tinge of hops. Tasty. Seems quite strong, although I can’t find any infomation on their website about it. Will upload a photo. Has anyone else seen this beer? Was bought in Rochester, NY.