durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from the Toronado in SF. Pours copper with a tiny light beige head. Nose of toffee malts and English hops. Balance of sweet and bitter taste. Simple but great.
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Road in the hole. Cask. Ok aroma sweet. Little grass, Little caramel little Apple. Clean reddish Orange color. Good head and lace. Bitter flavor. Lite body thin smooth mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish. It’s ok. Nice lingering bitter finish. Fine bitter.
rarbring (1232) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Bitter, solid.
Note: Cask at Toronado. Reviewed 2014-03-22.
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark red. Sticky head. Definitely to style of a bitter. Aroma is spot on. Really nice. Great sugary caramel malt backbone. Nice aromatic bitterness and cough drop finish
mcberko (5917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Toronado San Francisco, pours a clear copper with a small bubbly beige head. Nose is traditionally English, with notes of English malt, some coppery notes, and toasted rye crusty bread. Flavour brings out a mix of English ingredients and American-heavy hopping, with notes of toasted bread, piney hops, and some metallic notes, with a considerable astringency. Extremely drinkable, despite the over-the-top hopping. More abrasive than a traditional bitter, but well-executed.
VastActiv (2531) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Olde Depot, Oakland. Colour is clear light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness, hints of toffee, caramel, hops and malts.
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado, SF. Pours amber with an off white head . Aroma of citrus, malt, grains and biscuits. Flavor is sweet and floral with soon be peach and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Toronado. A finger-thick off-white head sites in top of an amber body, nice curtains. The aroma is light and easy, with some fruits and some bread. There’s a pleasant and subtle bitterness in the flavor, dealing with the light malty sweetness. Some bread. Caramel hints too. Medium body, very soft. Lasting bitter finish. Certainly a nice one, maybe deserving a higher rating. 130804
joshwoodward (558) - - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint from a firkin at Toronado in SF. Solid, nice hoppiness and bitterness. Nice real ale candidate.
prawlie (1077) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Beer Revolution in Oakland. Red-brown, clear, head doesn’t stick around for long. Dry hop taste, bitter, but has some body to it. After the initial hop shock its quite smooth. The aroma is good, hoppy hint of toastiness, and some citrus zest.