DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. Thick, rich hops. Sticky. Tea notes, yep. Slight smoke. I liked this. No lightness, but itís really nice. Things are looking up. Iím off to hang around the foreign beer bar.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk at Birmingham Beer Festival. Well thank fuck for that. A bit of flavour at last. This was enjoyable, some hops. Hoopla!
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. Clear yellow straw pour with a big white head. Massive hop aroma that almost knocks you off your feet. The ale was surprisingly rich and smooth on the palate. The flavour is all about the Citra, Amarillo and Chinook hops with lots of lingering dry bitterness too. The ABV is 8%, but its well controlled and doesn't burn at all. These guys at Sadlers sure know how to hop!
RichTheVillan (5217) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Birmingham Beer Fest 2012; Light orange pour, thin white head, The hop and sweetness balance is not quite right, tastes like some West Coast DIPAís that have overdone the caramel this overwhelms the fresh citrus hop which is there but masked.