orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. A special cask only offering. Pours slightly hazy amber, small head, little lace. Crazy aroma, really all over the place. Hops, spices, moderate vanilla and caramel sweetness. Taste is nearly identical with less spice and more of a balance of sweetness and hops. Slick feel, goes a touch thin. Overall an interesting combo but I wouldn’t get another.
Travlr (13323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Handpull cask at the source, courtesy of Bruce, thank you! Hazy amber color, thick off white large bubble head. Aroma of pine and vanilla. Taste is very bittersweet vanilla, pine, citrus. A very odd combination. The vanilla dominates the aroma and flavor.