cgarvieuk (20220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at walter scott ed airport airside ... brown... thin tan head ... soft woody toffee malt nose ... bitter woody chocolate front ... long malt ... light chocolate linger ... ok
saxo (16099) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Rattle N Hum, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.
imdownthepub (12668) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut with full head. Smooth nutty, roasty malts leading to a slightly metallic, hoppy note. Earthy rather than American in character, more British I reckon. A pretty decent offering.
BeerandBlues2 (11715) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with a medium fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, light fruity esters and earthy, citrus, and floral hops. Flavor is light malt, medium hops and bitterness, light esters with a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Archibald Simpson’s, Aberdeen. It pours red-amber, with a thick off-white head. The nose is instant coffee, roasted malt, dough and spice. The taste is wood, filter coffee, spice, caramel, roasted malt, astringency, metal and a touch of chocolate, with big dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A bit of a let-down.
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Postal Order, JDW, Worcester 17.09.11 Pours conker brown with a creamy head. There are some hedgerow berries, its got a fruitiness throughout, smooth, its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
slowrunner77 (9208) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"there’s a quick sweetness to it up front, but that quickly fades and is overpowered by the hops. I’d like it to last just a bit longer, but this is a pretty good beer anyway."
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Figure Of Eight Birmingham. A chestnut coloured beer with a good tight white head. The aroma has jammy fruits, hops and toast. Good hops with berry fruits in the mouth. A long finish with more toast. Pretty decent.
berkshirejohn (5737) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with a loose off-white head; aroma of American hops; rather thinly bodied, tasting of caramel malts and fresh hops with some resin; then some gentle peppery hops leading to a malty finish. Rather underwhelming.
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Centennial hops nose with initially syrup rubicon mango then an unpleasant acetic note, may have been on too long. Sweet malt finish.