matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
cask at 2011 anniversary party. solventy alcohol. hardly recognizable as a beer. not a fan fav at the fest.
Sammy (9204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Experiment that didn’t work. Very dry cask smple handbottle and unfiltered. Not much aroma. Somewhat boozy,not drinkable.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh cask sample, handbottled by the brewery. Thanks to Milos and Adil for sharing.Very cloudy straw lets almost no light in, pours just a thin ring of head. I wasn’t going to add my score initially, as I thought the beer might have been off a bit, but reading other reviews now, I see that folks share my thoughts, and it is not just me. Strange nose on this one. Like wet straw on a farm, lots of pale malts,with a bit of floral spice and loads of alcohol. Strong very, very sweet, of pale malts again. That’s about it. Sweet malts and alcohol. A bit of lemon on the finish. A massive beer that does not hide the alcohol well. Neat experiment in any event.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at GRB cask tasting 2011. Pour hazy/oily straw yellow little head. Aroma super sweet, paint thinner, grassy hops and a ton of booze. Taste to boozy for me I couldn’t get past the paint thinner mild grassy hops and pils played in the background. MF oily slick big body. Not my cup of tea but admire the stretch to make a bat shit crazy brew cheers!!
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at GRB cask tasting. Thanks to GRB for hosting this awesome event. Nice hazy straw gold, more of a head than the other casked stuff I had at this event. Aroma is a mixed bag, wet hay, jube-jube candies, alcohol, minor hops, wet dog. Interesting. Flavour is not as hoppy as I was expecting, as the spicyness and booze take over. Mild pale and pils malt drowned out by indistinct sweetness. Like the old ale, feels like you dropped a shot of vodka in the glass, and I wouldn’t say it blends well. I know it’s supposed to be a boozy monster but even bearing that in mind I still couldn’t really enjoy it. Very interesting experiment though so I’m glad it was created in the spirit of creativity. I just don’t usually like beers that I know will produce that run-over-by-a-freight-train sensation.