mcberko (16651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Central City Winter Cask Fest ’13, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of winter spices, wood and some metallic notes. Flavour brings out a strong mixtures of spices (including vanilla and cinnamon), metallic notes and rotting wood. Quite off-putting, especially for Tariq’s usual quality standard – perhaps this is a bad keg. Barely drinkable – this cask at least is not so thrilling.
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nose and palate of diacetyl, not much else here excepting some faint hops.
Obviously something wrong here
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Alibi Room, Vancouver, with Fuggles
Dark mahogany color with generous head. Very nice aroma of caramel and fudge, traces of spices. Round mouthfeel, soft; it has an excellent flavor of dark caramel, with nuances of fudge, cakes, earth; it’s moderately sweet; the bitterness seems quite low.
In the final there are some roasted nuts and a feeling of Christmas cake, some dark chocolate too.