Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Tempest total tap takeover at The Bow Bar. Pours a deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, treacle, light pine and grass. Similar flavours with pumpkin quite prominent upfront. Caramel, treacle and yeast notes also. A little oily with mild carbonation and lingering black pepper and spicy hops. Alcohol is fairly present but well masked. Nice! Went back for a second pint even.
Bullit (4098) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Kay’s Bar. This is a premium bitter. Clear amber colour, creamy dense off-white head. Nose is caramel, citrus, barnyard, hay, maybe bit of oak. Flavour is fruity, malty, caramel, touch of hay. Medium bodied. This is something different. Very well done.
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At York tap. This is a first rate example of how to use those fragrant NZ hops. I think they need a sweetness to balance them and this does it beautifully. A honey/malty oaked sweetness combined with the tropical fruits makes this a quality brew. Kudos to tempest
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at Bow Bar Tempest night ... amber ... creamy white head .. soft sweet citrus zezty nose ... quite a sweet malty front ... zezty citrus hop ... light dry almost rye backbone .... odd light spiced pumpkin done ... fruity berry ...
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Deep nut-brown pour with a decent white head. Caramel malt on the nose, some sweet vanilla, treacle and spice. The surprises continue on the taste – a fruity/spicy mix with sweet toffee and a little hop. As the beer warms, vanilla takes over as the sweetness rises. Very strange – doesn’t really taste 5.9% but there’s a lot going on in there, without doubt 
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is resinous, pine, vanilla, taste is sweet, caramel, pine.
Beersiveknown (3620) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask@bacchus, necastle #twissup 12/11/11. Tropical fruits with bitterness to back it up.
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, London. Pours mostly clear ruby-gold with a small head. Some lightly toasted caramel on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some bread, herbal bitters, some light oak and vanilla. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly bitter finish, some sweet bread, light herbal hops, toasty caramel. Pretty nice.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Cask at Tempest night, Bow Bar. Amber, white head. Musky tropical fruit nose, hint of caramel malt. Sweet vanilla oak front, some pumpkin notes bizarrely. Orange peel, light bitter finish. Not bad.
BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours amber orange with thin white head. Resinous hop aroma, some vanilla oak, slightly fruity, piney. Tate has resin, pine, slight fruit, oak vanilla, lots of caramel, malty finish, slight bitterness. Bit cloying but in the whole quite nice and interesting