ladnewton (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen on 26th March 2010. Deep red with thin off white head. Strong fruitiness and pungent earthy notes. Some spiciness of aniseed then citric finish on a smooth partly saline mouthfeel.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at Edgeley Park, Stockport 04/06/2010
Fruit and hop aromas. Mid brown coloured hoppy and fruity with bubble gum and citrus flavours. A hint of bitterness in a candy sugar and slight roast finish.
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2008. Deep chestnut with lasting beige head. Spicy hop grapefruit on aroma. Full in mouth. Decent premium bitter, maybe not as hoppy as some T Hall beers. Finish is nicely hopped, maybe EKG. Tasty.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, May 2008. Nice rich deep copper colour. Pleasant fruity and dry hoppy aroma. Slightly odd fruity but dry flavour. Clean hops come through late. Pretty decent but not one of Thornbridge’s most distinctive efforts - fairly straightforward and easy drinking.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Dirty mid brown with a bubbly head. Lovely bready malt, lovely hoppage, slight tobacco and earthy notes. Very straight forward but a typically tasty offering from Thornbridge.
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 02-05-08 following a two hour queue to get in grrrr! I only really got to taste this owing to Phil L getting a glass but I think that I just about had enough to justify a rating. This poured quite brown and had a nice malty and caramel nose. The flavour was as Phil stated very bready and yeasty and in that respect unlike any other Thornbridge beer that I’d had, it was a very traditional in many respects and I really liked it for being so ordinary because it was actually damn tasty and very well crafted as one would expect from such a good brewery.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham. This brown bitter is dominated by burnt toffee and caramel flavours – not normally my favourite. However, I’ve never had a bad Thornbridge beer and this one positively glowed in the glass and had a wonderfully smooth texture and was full-flavoured enough to be very enjoyable. I always order Thornbridge beers whenever I find them; they’re a brewery that makes one proud to live in the East Midlands.