Grumbo (4565) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Cask at the Dove Street Inn Winter Festival, 2017. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and Christmas brandy butter with a touch of light spice. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2016
From Binny’s? Really chewy, very cloudy, did I get an off bottle, or it is supposed to be a little sour? It was OK but odd. Serving: Bottle Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 9, 2015
Cloudy rust coloured, huge head of foam despite being pulled from the fridge and poured carefully.
Bitter hops and sourness in the smell.
Very bitter starting off, moves to the sour side, actually goes back and forth during the session, with some funky notes thrown in
Champagne like carbonation doesn’t help.
I don’t see any dating of any sorts on the bottle.
Weird drinking experience.
douglas88 (9834) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2015
500 ml bottle from Beermongers. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange color with a large white head. lots of slow gushing on this one so be careful. The aroma is barnyard straw and fruit. A big soft bretty flavor, berries, light sugary malts. Very funky. An interesting brett sweeter IPAish beer. Good. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
5/17/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Spice, berries, caramel aromas with similar flavors followed by malt. Some tartness throughout. Dry finish. Very nice seasonal.
shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Sugar, cherry, and caramel malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet orange, caramel malt and mildly bitter grass/hay flavor. Body pretty light. Moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty. Patrickctenchi (6832) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Cloudy, light, opaque brown with a huge, vanilla-white head.
Toffee, fruit, mild oxidation scent.
Fruitcake, apple, spice, grain malt.....
Creamy, dried fruit, yeast taste.
Pretty good, but perhaps a bit stale. SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
[email protected]Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Arms, Burton. Dark amber beer with a small head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is malty, caramel and a touch of alcohol warmth. Decent.
Caramel infused fruitcake aroma. Swampy tan appearance. Mixes the usual caramel sweetness with a tart rock candy flavor. Also moderately bitter for this style. Too light on the body. Not the best example of a strong, casked bitter. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark amber color with a small light tan head. The nose has notes of spiced cake, light caramel, and dried fruit. The flavor mirrors the nose with lighter fruity notes and a touch of tartness that I can’t quite place. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Interesting.