DanielBrown (3175) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Windsor Castle, Lye. Golden, with cream top. Smells real good. Itís a sweet beast to be sure, but the warming, thick, genuinely rich hop flavour comes through and asserts itself. Booming. Some plastic dryness meshed in the finish, but this is excellent.
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Windsor Lye following the very pleasant brewery tour. Hops hit you full on with a trace of grapefruit. Slightly cloudy. Quite stunning and very powerful. Thank goodness my wife was driving! Probably the best version of a style that I think of as being pure American despite the name. A must try.
RichTheVillan (854) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Windsor Castle; Drink No.5 in #no9twissup, kindly provided by Chris after our excellent brewery tour, dark amber pour with off white head, really sweet hoppy aroma, sweet taste loads of American hops going on, well balanced malts, really like this look forward to bottles.
leaparsons (7080) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Hazy golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are caramel with sandalwood and earthy autumn fruit. Spicy with toffee and spiced apple. Flavours are sweet toffee with brown sugar and ripe pear. Thick on the palate with nutty and peppery alcohol. Bittersweet grapefruit with apple .Spicy with warming brandy. Similar to Fullers Vintage. Nice.
tommann (1997) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Lye. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is mango and grapefruit hops. Taste has alcohol and caramel to start. Bitter mango finish.