ElManana (1297) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Tilquin English Beerfestival. High alcohol, very bitter, fruity, not too malty which is a good thing. Awesome.
jackafholmes (823) - - MAY 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at rutland arms, sheffield. Translucent orange with no head. Aroma is peach and mango and orange and juicy tasty fruit everywhere. Taste is sweet to begin with and then slightly tart, and then bitingly bitter. Just short of prickly with a medium body. This is so drinkable I find it hard to believe it’s 11%. Amazing achievement.
s_hartshorne (2523) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg Rutland arms Sheffield. Strong golden colour can’t see thru this! Nice mango orange tropics aroma. Taste is pretty amazing strong mango orange pineapple lots of pine resin nice sweetness great long mouthwatering bitter finish so easy to drink despite abv. Nice full mouthfeel. Taste wise this is close to perfect for the style.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC2015. Murky yellow color. Intensive citrus and grapefruit in the nose. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Lots of hops. Hop oils, grapefruit, citrus and gooseberry. Lingering bitterness. Ultimate hop cannoon.
Fin (8701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Port Street Beer House, Northern Quarter, Manchester, Saturday 18th April 2015 in company of Georgia and Dom l was reluctant to try this as I had already managed to purchase a bottle of this from Cotteridge Wines, however I know it is a pretty rare find on tap so at £6 a Pop I decided to have a try. Cloudy warm gold edging towards orange in colour with very little head noted. Very concentrated aroma with stacks of fruit, mostly of the tropical variety with some light mango touches and pineapple cubes picked up. Very pleasant beer with good fruity flavours, however it isn’t living up to the hype I’m afraid and given the choice I would take the superb standard Cannonball over this every time, I guess bigger isn’t always better. I like it there is sweet orange, mango and a little pineapple in and amongst but it’s just not the beer I hoped for or expected. A6 A2 T7 P4 Ov13 3.2
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a tints of pinkish redness, similar to a peach. A head is present but not for long. Aroma is packing with mango, pineapple, nectarine and various other tropical fruits. Taste is gloriously packed with mango, slight nectarine hints, a touch of pineapple, a note of lemon zest with a slightly noticeable alcohol presence. Full bodied with a domineering mouthfeel.
tdtm82 (1396) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; King’s Arms; many thanks to DJ Reakt!
Looks like mango juice. No head. Aroma is incredibly fruity. Loads of mangoes and grapefruit and hop oils. Pilth and pine. Taste is orange tango, mangos, citrus juice, lychees, grapefruit, hop oils, pilth and pine. Some nice light flowery elements. A bit ott but enjoyable and refreshing. A really good beer but that’s normal from the bearded overlord.
CraftBeerNick (1412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, 25th April 15. Pours murky peach colour, bit clear, but I like this in a bold style of such a big DIPA, Boneking, was similar. The aroma is big juicy tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit, citrus, and a little pine. Taste is tropical fruit, resinous pine, alcohol, all fresh, almost raw, fantastic bold malt backbone. The beer is excellently balanced for such a high ABV, never too sweet and carbonation spot on. Heavy going but a great beer, much better than the harsh Human canonball.
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to McNeillR.
Appearance - murky golden orange.
Nose - tangy orange light yeast.
Taste - big tangy oranges.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - good beer but not amazing!
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
660ml bottle, big thanks to McNeillR! Shared with jeevan and Ashton McCobb. Pours London-murky yellow gold, no head. Looks awful, I’m actually surprised a brewery would send this out looking so bad... Aromas of tropical fruit, mango, lime. Taste is very bitter, grapefruit pith, booze burn, burnt orange.Missed this beer when it came out the last couple of years, finally tried it, and not entirely sure what all the fuss is about... an emperor’s new clothes of a beer.