tdtm82 (1192) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Victoria Inn, Colchester
In excellent condition and at the top of the barrel. I ordered a pint. Lovely white lacing and copper/bronze appearance. Loads and loads of Sorachi Ace. Seriously well-hopped is this one!
I am not normally a fan of Sorachi Ace but maybe the hop has changed or my pallet was bored of many English bitters which I had during the day but this was a definite highlight. Superb oily notes and pine and pilth. Loads of juicy pineapple and tropical fruits and raw onions. I drunk mine and enjoyed it, this is my favourite example of Sorachi Ace being used so far. Still shocked by how much I enjoyed it as I don’t normally like Sorachi.
Garrold (2587) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Rutland Arms, Sheffield. Hazy, dark gold. Blotchy, thick, lasting, bright white head. Earthy, and spicy, as you’d expect. Light citrus zest. Grainy, and a light yeastiness, too. Taste is punchy, spicy bitter. Moderate body. Palate cleansing hop bitterness. Finish is astringent bitter. Hoppy as you like. Very easy drinking.
Stuu666 (6469) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Burnt toffee nose, sweet and fruity, light floral hops.
cgarvieuk (17256) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the hanging bat... Copper.. Thin tan lacing... Soft toffee fruit light blackcurrant nose.. Soft fruits... Light toffee.. Soft pear juice
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Cask at the bow bar... Thin white head... Soft sift blackcurrant nose... Soft fruits... Soft toffee... Light fruits..
allmyvinyl (6300) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden brown, thin white head. Aromas are biscuit and light floral hops. Good, standard bitter territory.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smallest shade lighter in Rusty orange from the non-bang version, similar film and ringed white head. Coppery almost Tetley nose, light sweet and earthy berries. Silkier mouthfeel, creamy in the middle. Cereal sweetness and a decent few sprigs of bitterness perk things up along the way, before smoother finish that the original. Light but soft copper twang finish. Not sickeningly dull as the other. <P>Cask, Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh,