bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, oak, apricots, floral, and grass. Flavor of candi sugar, oak, hops (grass, earth), toasted grain, and spices.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste
Appearance: hazy yellow,
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma with a touch of oak and vanilla,
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, lots of oak, long bitterness from the oak and spices,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Drake (8030) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Great Taste of the Midwest (8/9/08): Pours a hazy copper bronze with a thin, airy coating of white head. Lightly noble hoppy citrusy nose has some mild pale German malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and authenticity with a good subtle oaky complexity. Very drinkable and well-balanced.
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured clear-ish lighter golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweeter toasty caramel and toffee with a very nice yeast character (white pepper and apricot esters).. warmth brought out a rich newer oak impression.. nice. The flavor opened with toasty oak and medium-skinned fruits (apricot leading).. cool hop character (citrus, pine, and earthy notes all played in here) followed.. paler malts in the background.. finished with more bitterness and more oak. Quite dry on the palate with scratchy oak and citrus bitterness sticking on the finish.. nice use of the oakage.
crossovert (6970) - 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.
arminjewell (6069) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stub and Herbs. Cask CONDITIONED and dry hopped with Slovenian Celeia, the first of its kind according to head brewer Todd. Smelled of typical cynic, and the taste was amazingly smooth with nice fruity esters with a slight bittering effect of the hops. A great way to have this beer!
drowland (5980) - 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.
BVery (5969) - 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.
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
REAL ALE TENT @ GTMW 2008: Hazy coppery hue with a small but lasting creamy head. The aroma has notes of pear and apricot esters, grassy and herbal hops, biscuity malts, oak and vanilla beans. The taste is more of the same except there was a very spicy finish of clove and cumin. Fruity and pale malt driven beer. The mouth feel is soft and inviting. Not too shabby even if not towards style completely.