nathan30533 (869) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red in color. Taste is fruitiful and the smell is kind of alocholish. Good not to overwellming/ long lasting flavor. spice, fruit. matls. Good overall.
RichardW (1670) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, Crown, Carlisle. Has suffered from an ABV reduction, still a reasonably bodied beer, this had a slightly varnish-like taste, which overpowered the beer generally. Ripe fruit aroma, little aftertaste or mouthfeel.
gunnar (6187) - 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 (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - 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 (3942) - 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 (3222) - 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 (1781) - 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 (1532) - Piss-ant Valley, Somerset, 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 (3290) - 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.