Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A clear yellow/golden colored beer, with a small white head. The aroma of malts and fruits like citrus. A little alcohol. The taste of fruits, with bitter and a little sweet. There are some spices. The aftertaste is bittersweet.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at St Albans Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear light golden colour with a thin white head. Fruity hop aroma with pears, peach and maple syrup. Malty flavours at the fore with caramel and mango followed grassy hops. Palate is lingering tropical fruit, sponge cake and hop resin.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the New Crown (JDW) in Southgate. Thanks Magicdave! Clear amber gold with a creamy white head. Sweet, obviously heavily alcoholic from the nose, but not harsh. Smooth, it coats the mouth but isn’t sticky. Lots of nice oak and vanilla flavours and subtle warmth.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF ’09, golden with no head. A warming aroma with spicy malt. Malty and spicy palate, very warming on the swallow.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. Bright yellow/gold pour with a white head. Syrupy nose, pear drops and mango in the aroma. Honey and mango flavour with a spicy, grassy feel. Throat warmer. Long fruit filled finish. Very nice indeed.
Brandman (2271) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body, white head. Malty aroma with fruits and peaches. Crisp flavour, some apple and citrus. Very bitter, nice malty backbone. Warming alcohol, but not in a bad way.
evergreen0199 (2251) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2009. Golden coloured pour with a small head. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Malty, hoppy, fruity taste. Oakham leads the way in the UK.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask - gravity (Huddersfield BF 2004): Clear yellowy (unsuspecting) appearance. Strong fruity malt aroma, alcohol evident. Sweet fruity malt palate, thickish, apple, grape, decent bite in the finish.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at the Bedford Beer Festival 2004 (Wednesday Session). Wow this was great. Somewhere of a cross between an English Strong, a Belgian Strong, and an IIPA. Very Pale Gold, Sweety/syrupy. American hops. Great.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint from the brewpub: poured orange yellow with a fizzy white head. Earthy hop aroma with light candyish notes. Mild earthiness in the flavor with some citrus and a bit of sourness. Doesn’t taste like 7.2%. Smooth bitter finish. Okay.