jlhooker (21) - Dublin, Ireland, - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Black Sheep, Dublin. Dark red with slight white head. Light fruity aroma. Light bodied citrussy tropical fruit taste. Nice finish. A little watery overall
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the Black Sheep, Dublin -as soon as they opened .. . . pours a deep amber .. . good solid head and lacing .. . clean, solid bitterness .. . well balanced .. . very good stuff
.. . . how’s my stomach taste?
Creedence (222) - Cork, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. A - interesting asparagus, grass, hay. A - amber, foamy cream head. T - lots of green veg, grass, light bitter hops. P - light-medium body, lingering sourness, some slight off flavours. O - very interesting, but a little underwhelming. Will have to try it again though.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask by hand-pump at NWAF ’13, shared with Finn. Fading white, bubbly head leaving spotty lacing down the glass. Clear amber body. Smell of earthy malts, hints of caramel. Flavoured with tropical fruits, moments of spices and half-sweet malts follow by a short, bittersweet tail. Rather thin on the swallow. Acceptable (Manchester, 25.01.2013).
Sizzler80 (382) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @Kavanaghs. Copper pour, frothy head. Aroma: faint citrus, mango, malty caramel. Taste: hoppy bitter, malty sweetness, slightly vinous. Overall ok
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask, appearance: Golden/ red small white head. Aroma: a little grassy, some spice, hops, mango, strawberry. Flavour: Tea, thin mouthfeel, quite hoppy with a decent bitter finish.
wimpyjoe (2263) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mid brown ale with almost no head. Has a fruity aroma and a similar but more soured taste. Thin body.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at the Bull & Castle, Dublin. Nice reddish amber colour with decent and lasting off white head. Aroma is a nice hit of citrus fruit, mango, passionfruit, floral notes and light caramel. Taste is full of nice sharp citrus notes; plenty of tropical fruit character in there as well as decent deep caramel and bready malt note. Medium/dry aftertaste with lingering citric/tropical - full of flavour and highly sinkable, hope they make more of this.