maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin at Mekong on 05/18/2011 as Barrel Aged Loose Cannon. Slightly hazy orange amber body with a small frothy off white head. Sweet fruit aroma, citrus, orange aroma. Sweet fruit flavor, orange, citrus, light caramel. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the brewery from a cask. It was slightly more mellow than loose cannon and a lot more smooth delicious
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on cask at the NoVa Summer Beer Fest in Leesburg, VA on 6/25/11. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral, tropical and herbal hop notes. The taste is floral and tropical hop notes, peppery wood notes and caramel. Medium bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest; cask. Pours hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, caramel, biscuit), heavy hops (floral, citrus, fruity), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak and apricot. Flavor is sweet malt and fruity hops. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth with a dry finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Redlight Redlight. This is a special, cask conditioned version of Loose Cannon that was dry hopped and aged on virgin Maryland white oak. The pour yields a lightly hazy, fiery orange-amber body with a small cap of fat-bubbled, off-white froth. There is no true lacing to speak of, typical of a cask ale. Aromas are bright and hoppy, focused on citrus rind oils and floral citrus blossoms. Grapefruit and orange stand out most, but there is perhaps a touch of pine deep within. Underlying malts are toffee based, touching also on bread, and they pick up quite a bit of the sweet white oak. It’s actually very reminiscent of Cigar City’s White Oak Jai Alai, only probably not as full flavored. The palate, like the Black Cannon before it, doesn’t really suit the cask conditioning. It comes across as lifeless and a little thin, definitely missing some carbonation that could help it out a good deal. Overall, it’s a pretty nice brew, but it failed to truly excite.