Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at the tasting at the Rake, 17th Jan 09, with harrisoni and chriso. Very malty but with a good range of fruit and melon flavours and a softness that keeps it drinkable. Great balance.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity) Nottingham BF 2007. Liek the boozy jelly I used to make in my arsehole student days; thick with gloop, heavy on the alcohol, a littele bit chewy and strangely fruited. One of those rare instances when I wish Thornbridge had restrained themsleves a little. Drinkable but not quaffable.
harrisoni (17158) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 Cask gravity at Nottingham BF 2007. Hazy amber/copper with no head. Last half out of the barrel. No off/bad flavours. Barley wine aroma, plus good lime. God that’s strong. Lime and grapefruit, syrupy malt, but the alcohol is very heavy. Tangerine jelly. Stronger version of the IIPA. Strong and fortifying.3.4/5.