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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Many times at Barclay’s, Toronado and Lanesplitter. Very easy drinking. Very balanced. Great malt and hop flavors. Get it on cask if you can, the hop bitterness is softer. A great west coast take on a quaffable, British inspired brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Cask at the Toronado. Beer is cloudy, medium caramel brown with a small, white, frothy, diminishing head. Chunky lacing.<P>Malty with light notes of biscuit and toasted grain; Light/moderate hop notes of grassy herbal, lemon zest, resin; Light yeast note of cellar; Light miscellaneous note of under-ripe banana.<P>The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, trace acidic with a long, moderately-building-to-heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/velvety and the carbonation is soft/still.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
27April07. On cask @ Toronado dark reddish brown, great lacing! aroma of malt. flavors of a woody hop. great malt balance. easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
(On tap - cak - Toronado) Clear, amber golden with a dense and lasting, off-white head leaving laces. Somewhat earthy nut aroma - a tad fusty. Soft and somewhat flat mouthfeel. Fairly light body with notes of nuts and caramel and then a rather bitter finish. 250307

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Cask. Hazy bronze beer with a creamy off-white head. Slight caramel aroma. Caramel malt flavor with backing hops. Lots of caramel, but some citrus lingers. A bit more body than many cask beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2779) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Hand pump, Toronado. Pours is dark amber/ruby. Strong malty aroma along with a bit of piney bitterness. Very malty overall, with a strong bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
Sampled on cask at Toronado, San Francisco.

Dark brownish red, head was a bit thin, but that was likely the barkeep’s fault, not the Beer itself.
Beautiful and delicate flowery hop aromas, with a touch of roasted goodness. I’m a sucker for cask Beer...
Impressive body that accorded really well with the hoppy flavors that lingered long after the end of my sips. A near perfectly balanced Beer that I enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2006
On cask at the Tornado. foamy tan head. clearish dark copper body. aroma is hoppy and a little sweet. mouthfeel is slick (cask) with lower carbonation. faint smoky malt sweet flavor, finsih ends more bitter and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
hand pump @ Toronado. Copper color with a decent head. Very malty flavor with a slight hoppiness. Flavors of toffee and roasted malts. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2006
On cask @ Tornado poured a hazy copper brown with a creamy lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, and earthiness with a dry bitter finish.


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