cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at Sorder ... golden yellow amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet zezty lemon nose ... bitter resinous citrus peel hop ... drying finish ... big lime soft lemon... quite zezty ... good body
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Crystal Palace in Glasgow. Pours a golden colour with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, barley, pine and passion fruit. Similar flavours with pine and passion fruit again. Alcohol is fairly present with a long hum. Also a nice caramel malt backbone. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad.
harrisoni (11025) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 Handpull cask Spoons. It’s too sweet. Too much unsubtle alcohol.. Lots of English hops on finish. Not great
chrisv10 (8095) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, bitter and a littler grass.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Big caramel maul with light citrus
A - Medium gold with thick white head
T - Light sweet with mid bitter
P - Medium and soft
O - An average bitter
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber brown with a fluffy off-white foam. Aromas are toffee and tea with very leafy hops and gentle spices. Lightly nutty and herbal with dark treacle. Flavours are sweet toffee with mixed Autumn fruits. Dry tea with some lemon. Earthy on the finish with green leaves. Solid.
maeib (7635) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a nice white head. A good hoppy beer. A lovely lemony hoppy citrus nose. A pretty full bodied hoppy mouthfeel. Well balanced as the malts work really well. Hook Norton’s hoppiest beer I’d say.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head. Clear yellow body. Light floral fruity aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet floral strawy gooseberry taste with papery honey notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryih floral fruity aftertaste with spicy herbal notes. Nice, balanced, harmonic, and highly drinkable. (0.1l from bottle, DBF’11.)
Dedollewaitor (12378) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copenhagen Beer Festival, 2011. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Citrus and bread. Dry and floral. Medium bodied. Ends dry and bitter.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ). A little suspicious of a bottle-conditioned beer this far from source. But it pours really clear with a light, but large white head. A clean malty nose, with toasted malt flavour, along with earthiness from the hops. Lost the fruitiness by the looks of it, but pretty good considering.