Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at CPK during the pub’s 5th birthday celebration - London. Pours clear amber-gold with a white cream head. The nose holds ripe citrus, light meat, smoke, minerals. Medium to big sweet flavor with candied ham, ripe orange, alcohol, caramel and pine. Full bodied with fine carbonation; so so condition. Lightly warming to finish, sticky and resinous, with some honey, bread, jammy citrus, caramel, marmalade. Heavy, no balance. Not terribly drinkable.
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask - Orange and sweet caramel. Clear gold with a frothy white head. Sweet and fruit, likely syrup and bitter. Just bad.
Brewfoolery (19) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours clean, but when poured from cask it lacks balance of malt and bittering. Sweet palate almost like honey overwhelms hop charge. Prefer it if on tap with carbonic acid to offset crystal sweetness.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st July 2014
Craft Holborn. Cask. 10% version. Fresh batch? Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Light sweetish malts. A whisper of smoke, well buried. Sweetish orange marmalade. Crystallised fruits, tangerine noticeable. Subtle banana ester. Little hop spice. Just a trace of aniseed alcohol but there is no heat here. Juicy fruits before a light finish. Spicy linger. Very easy drinking indeed. Nicely done.
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.2abv... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft oily orange.. Light cheesy fruity hop nose... Sweet oily fruits... Light floral fruits.. Light custardy tones... Juicy orange... Zezty... Very sweet and rich.. Nice
Theydon_Bois (9125) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Cask’s 5th birthday bash, 05/07/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is earthy hops, dungy tones, rural agriculture, bitter citric peel, sweat, light booze.
Taste comprises earthy hops, pretty raw feel, light mineral bite, toasted pine, spice, bitter grapefruit.
Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a little sticky and slow moving.
Too hot and not much balance, a great example of why DIPA’s should be on keg !!!
mR_fr0g (3379) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at cask pub and kitchen 5th birthday. Aroma is sweaty jockstrap, caramel and farts. Bright golden colour with a small reluctant white head. Flavour is composed of sweaty caramel, some redeeming orange peel. Light smoked malt phenols. Semi sweet with moderate carbonation. Sub par.
Osprey87 (1800) - WALES - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask P&K. Dark amber, clear, bubbly white head. Aroma is mango, boozy, cow pat, grass. Body is smooth, quite rich, a bit foamy. Taste is lightly alcoholic, subdued tropical fruit, a little tangy in the finish. Really drinkable for the ABV. The flavour isn’t huge for the style, but it’s nice. I could easily drink several pints until I fell over.