crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Oak adds a bit. Really it isnt the greatest of base beers. Still happy to sample it.
ryanfolty (1675) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at darkness day on cask. Like cynic but I really enjoyed the oak taste and flavor.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Darkness Day 2012. Slight oak element to regular Cynic - very nice modification. Delicious.
drowland (5692) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/11/12. GTMW - on cask. Hazy golden pour with a ring of small off-white head. The aroma shows spicy yeast and fruity esters with some citrus, pepper, and just a touch of oaky woodiness. Slightly sweet bready entry with fruitiness, citrus, followed by a dry spiciness and more yeast presence and just a hint of that oak. Not bad.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a nice murky golden color, light banana/clove taste. Pretty light mouth feel, rather smooth.
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holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at GTMW11. Yeasty white yellow pour with a thin head. Yeasty nose of raw hops and that saisonish yeast. Piney bitter earthy flavors. Ok but not enjoyable. 6/3/7/3/14
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Cask Real Ale tent at the GTMW 2011. Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma of tons of vanilla, toasted oak, mild pale malt and spicy yeast. Flavor focuses on the sweet/spiciness of the yeast in the base beer with a strong rush of oaky vanilla and bitter wood notes. Slick bodied, fun to drink. An Absolutely pleasure to drink from Surly.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011 (Madison, WI). Pours a murky yellowish straw hue, dry and murky. A big frothy eggshellwhite head cakes and laces ok. Aromas are touches of yeast, dry spice, wet oak and bread dough. Some touches of apple, lemon, and pear. Initial is lighter bodied and fruity, apples and pears, touches of wet wood, dry florals and grass. Some touches of spice, white pepper. Backend throws mellow sweeter breads, straw, grass, a touch of vanilla. Nice deeper bitterness. Solid, the oak is lighter, the hops are earthy and floral with lingering sweet bread dough and fruity esters.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on cask at RBSG 2011. Pours a hazy straw color with a large creamy, frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big wood notes, earthy notes and pepper. The taste is bitter hops, caramel and wood. Medium bodied.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Sheffield’s. Pours a hazy orangey gold. Nose is lemongrass, white pepper and a bit of phenols. Light vanilla in the background. Nice. Taste is pretty delicious with the citrus playing and weaving in and out of the pils malt base. Nice yeast phenols come through to balance with spiciness. Pretty terrific.