Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 6th Feb 2008. Great aroma - fresh but spicy - but goes downhill from there. Golden yellow in colour, hops and yeast on the tongue. Palate too thin.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Battersea Beer Festival.
Nice clean dark gold with a thin white rim. Hoppy aroma with pineapple and other sweet fruity notes and a bit of tobacco. Unbrewed malt in the flavour does it not favours but the decent citric notes and bitter hops finish sort it out nicely.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Robin Hood Retreat, Bristol 11/6/07. Golden coloured with middling, lacy head. Lingering aromas of fruit and grass. Flavour was citrussy with a bitter finish. Very easy, enjoyable drinking.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 22/11/2003
Golden coloured with a spicy aroma. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at The Shave Cross Inn in Shave Cross (Dorset), a clear amber with a frothy head. A perfect aroma (not too strong) of fruit (berries?) mixed with a grassiness. A citrus flavour and smooth in the mouth with a following bitterness (though maybe a bit tart).
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour. Peppery hop with some spicy notes in the aroma. Moderately citric, wome dry malt coming through later on the palate. Fresh and clean. Nice. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival, February 2005.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Babington Arms (JDW) Derby. Light golden brown, slightly scummy head, clean and fruity flavour, very drinkable.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Cask conditioned, White Horse, Hedgerley (South Bucks). Gravity dispense, poured by me. Very refreshing beer, slightly sweet, slightly fruity with a citric character and a very slight pleasent sourness.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at The Sailors Return, East Chaldon, Dorset. Pale brown with a decent head. This is a sweet malty bitter, lightly roasted and fruity in character. There is a pear and apple background with only a hazy bitterness.