DanielBrown (3600) - 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.
Fin (6886) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpump at The King Charles II, Worcester, Saturday 4th January 2014. Warm gold, clear as a bell with a slim white head atop. Strength is apparent, sweet side of bittersweet, really warming, this is big, big beer. Hoppy and malty but I think the sweetness is a little too much. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Windsor Castle Inn during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Pours clear, bright gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds ripe citrus and booze-soaked oranges. Big sweet flavor with moderately dank citrus, orange especially, alcohol. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with still more ripe citrus, mild resins, booze. Itís heavy stuff but I suppose a decent effort for a cask DIPA.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy golkden colour, mid-suezd off-whitebhead. Malty base, lovely hops in masses, resiny-hrassy-citrusy character. Very nice!
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Windsor Castle on the RB Black Country Bash. A welcome respite from the waterboarding of golden ales I had that day. The pourís medium gold with a small head. The nose is quite bright. Plenty of mango, tropcial fruit salad. A bit of salty pissy funk. Pineapple. Generally similar flavors. Slightly syrupy, slick sweetness. Pear and mandarin orange citrus. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a bit cloying on cask. Would like to try a kegged edition.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle form Darts Farm. Boatloads of hops very much at the forefront for this very drinkable if undistinguished DIPA. Astringent cirtus, powerful fermenting tropical fruits, and distilled pine needles carry through from start to finish. Not a long way from the Brewdog DIPA available in some Tescos. Nice.
BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in the Brewery Tap (The Windsor Castle) on 6th July 2013 during the Black Country Bus trip.
Light amber/golden body: on top a rocky white crown that stayed the distance.
Spicy hop nose with some sweeter malt notes arriving as the beer warmed in the glass. The taste was also hop first with a semi-sweet biscuity malt feel before the a hop bitterness with citrus hints closed the deal.
Didnít notice the alcohol strength in the flavours at all: a fine beer.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Cask at the Windsor Castle. A DIPA on cask. Cracking! Clear deep gold beer, little white head. Softish palate with fine carbonation. Floral sweetness leads to rich tangerine and orange peel. Light pine and hop spice. Finishes light and dry and leaves a lingering hops spice aftertaste. A fine beer, best on tap all day.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate piney aroma backed with caramel maltiness. Flavor loses the pine notes and gains strong bitterness. Lacking in hop flavor and aroma but pretty good
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Lye on the RB BCBB - 06/07/13.
Clear golden with a good sized white head.
Nose is orange, caramel malt, light tropical fruit notes, sweet.
Taste comprises hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, mineral notes, caramelised sugars.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, smooth and pleasing to the palate.
Decent effort at a DIPA on cask!
imdownthepub (9448) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Windsor Castle Inn, Lye, W.Midlands. Gold with white head. Dry and hoppy beer, quite intense to the palate, drying bitterness, lots of grapefruit, pithy. Very decent.