unclemattie (4189) - 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 (25085) - 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 (6858) - 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 (2492) - 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 (439) - 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 Jersey, 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.
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Toronado. This was the cask-conditioned version when I was there. An amber beer with a big off-white head. I get flavors of oranges and tea. Palate is mild and smooth for easy drinking of mass quantities. A satisfying bitter finish awaits you. A pretty awesome beer, but then again, it might be the locale.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brian knows his beers and as it appears his brain is one that may work like mine, I wonder if he intentionally handed me beers in the order he did, with lager later and bitter after IPA. That this holds up after all else with exceptional hop quality AND balance makes me wish upon a moon that I could have this as my own session bitter. De-moonlight-ful