dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 550 ml into a pint glass. it had barnyard aroma with delicate hints of goat feed. It had a rich amber color with a llite carbonation. With carmel and currant favors. Very little oak favors, lots of floaters. Younger barrels might make this a awesome beer.
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce barrel aroma, vanilla oak. Quick fading head. Taste is carbonation, sweetness, barrel, light vanilla. no sour (impressive for cask). Palate is a bit overcarbonated but full body (expected at 9%) Overall a nice beer. Its like Firestone walker DBA on steroids.
BrunoSanchez (173) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale inglese da carattere! Colore ambrato scuro con schiuma pannosa. Al naso molto profumata con note di brandy. In bocca corposa, ben bilanciata tra dolcezza e secchezza. Il sapore ricorda la frutta candita in liquore con un punto biscottato. Finale persistente. Un grande classico ma non molto beverina... una birra da "divano"
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Maypole, Cambridge. £8.00 but I know it can run upward of £12 in London, and you gotta spend money to make money... Light brown with a rust/orange hue. I’ve poured this badly & given it a fairly big cream-coloured head. Aroma isn’t all that forthcoming: raisins/figs and a bit of sour mash whiskey. Sweet/spicy taste, intense and chewy. A fair bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice chewy palette with gum-numbing carbonation. It’s good, but not mind-blowingly so, and to be honest with the price and the hype, a little more intensity wouldn’t go amiss.
Mackeon (136) - - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They don’t do much wrong at Samuel Smith’s. This is yet another great beer from Tadcaster. Rich aroma, full-bodied, somewhat smoky, a very finely-tuned brew. And I just love that artwork.
Fatehunter (1591) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark straw body.
The aroma is dark grains, oak and a little candy.
The taste is earthy, dirt, and dark fruits. Mild sweetness.
The texture is medium.
Theydon_Bois (12090) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, 29/03/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is rich fruit, spice, raisens, malt, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises spiec, toffee, rich fruit loaf, dates, mince meat, toffee.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent strong, plenty of depth in this number.
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a deli in Northallerton. Pours amber with a frothy cream head that fades quite quickly. The taste is quite sharp, sour citrus with orange notes especially. Some cough medicine notes along with noticable booze. A little oak in the finish. A interesting beer that wasn’t quite what i was expecting.
tsd08460 (129) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: alcohol, leather, oak
Appearance: amber, hazy, minimal head, brown foam,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,
mikelaughs (1) - Irving, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aged in oak for a year, gives this awesome brew a hint of tawny port. The result is incredible.
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Ratebeer Anniversary. Clear chestnut brown, thin Borge head. Nose is fruity, medicinal, Vimto, sweet, tangy, strong alcoholic ale. Taste is Orange, Grand Marnier, fruity, tangy, malty, alcoholic.