Ernest (6911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (cask), Toronado.
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with a note of black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
27April07. On cask @ Toronado dark reddish brown, great lacing! aroma of malt. flavors of a woody hop. great malt balance. easy drinking.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hand pump @ Toronado. Copper color with a decent head. Very malty flavor with a slight hoppiness. Flavors of toffee and roasted malts. Medium bodied.