omhper (21411) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy glden, coarse head. Spicy fruity nose. Mid sweet with soft, dense mouthfeel and solidbody. Creamy buttery malt and some spicy bitterness. Mild, pleasant and gently warming.
Marko (4327) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Per’s. Slightly hazy amber body, small fast disappearing white head. Fresh fruity malty taste, light bubblegum. Fine distinctly fruity taste, peaches. Light bitter taste. This is actually quite tasty. Not terribly complex, definitely tasty.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brilliant gold with a fine lacing lid. Same dank dishcloth, Feta and passion fruit aroma as the Orkney IPA I had last night. Fine bright hops in the mouth with a fibrous tang of citrus; Jaffa orange and pineapple. Well-rounded pale malt aftertaste with plenty of chaff, peanut and hints of smoke. Something clean cut and ringing about this I really like; imagine an oktoberfest made with US hops- no way are they all English. There is a metallic streak, but completely demolished by oranges. Orange-dented stainless steel. Squirted with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Not the slightest hint of alcohol. Cashews, oatmeal. Dangerous stuff. These boys really seem to know what they’re doing.
AshtonMcCobb (4069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 Re-rating, a really great cask experience - rich but refreshing.
Previous Re-rate 28/08/11 7+4+7+4+14 = 3.6. More of the cleverly integrated yeast and hops on this experience and less aware of the strength, as it comes in understatedly and finishes cleanly and elegantly.
Previous rating 20/04/11 6/3/7/4/14 = 3.4
50cl bottle. Pours an orange colour with steady bubbles and a good frothy head. The nose is of pale malt and nettles. The taste has more pale malt and nettles, also some hay and perhaps an apple note. The palate is fairly light in body and structure and there is a very long refreshing structure. Overall, I think I could drink it all night,
Humble_Tester (9) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - Stromness. Very fruity smell, passion fruit and perhaps pear. Light color, somewhat murky. Sharp first taste with a lingering, but mild, aftertaste.
Sign at the bar said 2010 Scottish Beer Champ, though I have not verified this.
Blairgus (3389) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
nose is grass and passion fruit, unripe fruit
med/thin body and mildly fizzy
taste is some malt, some hops. decently balanced with slight bitter finish
decent british session beer
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’11. Gold with white head. Quite a perfumed honeyed note initially with a slightly sourish malt, the alcohol shows through quite strongly, maybe overly. Dry in the finish.
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Sheffield Tap. Recently voted Champion Beer of Scotland this was quite disappointing. The appearance was a pleasant amber. There was little on the nose apart from a slight floral hint. The alcohol was prominent and overpowered the hoppy edge. While it was not unpleasant it was only OK. I would have rather got a half as the oily palate did not make for a particularly enjoyable finish.
anders37 (19517) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hints of caramel and weak hints of citrus. Fruity malty toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
JohnRMurdoch (3846) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Peckhams. Mild malty aroma, slightly unusual orange brown colour. Distinctive orange metallic taste. Good.