gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Beiaard, Amsterdam.Pours amber with a small white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet, floral, wood and spices, ends hoppy bitter. Smooth mouthfell.
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Cask at Coco’s Outback, Amsterdam. Nice amber body with medium head. Malty and fruity nose. Sweet and spicy taste with fruits and malts. Really punchy and went down well watching Barcalona beat United. Bitter in the finish.
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour with some ring of near white head. Warm, sweet floral, apricot nose. Flavor is cheesy, woody, and floral. Dry finish. Very interesting and unlike the bottled version. But I didn’t really care for it all that much.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Abbey Brewing Company. Pours whisky brown with minimal off white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Tart fruit flavor with a dry finish Medium body with soft carbonation.
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe I was just excited because it was my first cask, but the head was marvelous! I scooped it with a fork and swallowed it. It was way better than the bottled version, sweet and nutty like a brown ale. good stuff, at the Abbey in Miami Beach
Gary (1394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 Wen’t down smooth in a ridiculous Over-Sized Guinness hat on March 17. Malty and caramel’y.Dusty and fruity esters ...but that dusty yeast thing is way OTT.Like dust from an old school book. I liked the bottled version more.Sacrilege ?Whatever man.
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask at the Greyhound, Diss) Dark red bown with a very white head, although it disappeared quickly. Red fruit smell blended nicely with some hops. Nothing spectacular thoguh. First sip was really nice subtle fruit taste - cherries with a hint of biscuit malt rounded out with a good deal of sweetness. Got a bit bland after that but ok.
goozen (2941) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at North End Pub, Leiden: Dark brown ale thats have a fruity and bitter taste.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 At the Abbey. Clear dark copper-red with thick tight tan head that is nice and natural looking and leaves scant lacing. Caramel malt aromas are fresh and fruity: apples and pears. Nice mouthfeel. Good bready flavors with just a hint of diacetyl that is ever so slight and well-integrated. Overall a generic brew but drinkable, and much nicer than it is in the bottle: the cask version lets the flavors shine.
revisited @ The Hobgoblin, Bath. Red-brown with thick cask head. Aroma has buttery biscuity malts. Palate is a bit oily. Good fruitiness in the body. Bready finish. Not bad altogether--5-4-6-3-12
RateBeerMan (42) - , Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Its a deep and heavy beer, especially considering its only 4.5%. I can stomach the odd one, but really have this in a session and its hard to finish. Something unpleasant about this beer.