ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On cask at Max’s In Baltimore. Poured a nice orange golden color with a frothy thick white head. Aroma was fruit, peaches, nectarines, a little citrus as well as some light caramel. Flavor was more peaches and light fruit. Alcohol was pretty strong in this one. Pretty nice beer. ChainGangGuy (4896) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Appearance: Pours a hazy, orange-amber body with a full inch of off-white foam on top that lasts until the very last sip.
Smell: Honey-glazed toffee with a handful of fruitcake crumbles and a tot of white wine served on the side.
Taste: Sweet blend of honey and toffee candy washed down with some Sauvignon blanc. Short-lived fruitiness. Herbal hops with a medium bitterness. The alcohol component in this one is rather boisterous, occasionally delivering some hotness. Long, dry finish with a sweet, winey taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation. Just a touch sticky.
Drinkability: A decent English-born cask ale, but, I must say, one pint was more than enough for me. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Cask @ Brick Store Pub. Big sweet fruit aroma, with a bit of pepper, and a lot of alcohol. Flavor was moderately bitter and hot, with some toffee...enjoyable on cask until the end which was a weird metallic finish. tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at the Chelsea Pier Cask Ale festival. The aroma had a wierd metallic quality, along with some malty sweetness. The color was a brownish yellow, usually pale for an Old Ale or a Barley Wine, white head. The flavor has a malty, fruity quality, with some alcohol coming through. The finish is sweet, with very light hops noticeable. Not bad overall. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Dead appearance. Sweetish flavor but with a chemical astringency. Loaded with cyanide and formaldehyde. A buttery mess. Very hard to drink.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Pale golden coloured beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a softly honeyish aroma. A bit of toasted grain and light caramel along with a bit of herbal character. It’s lightly oaky but without any real spirit character. A bit of mint and a touch of lingering oakiness. A lightly lingering oaky chewiness. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Cask @ Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Malty and sweet aroma with some fruit to it. Peach skins and apples. Malty flavor with a touch of fruit. Then very dry and fairly bitter. Long dry finish. notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil - hazy gold beer - the smell is peaty, earthy, and slightly medicinal - the flavor is kind of the same - dry, scotch-like, mildly medicinal, buttery/bready - the back end is some dryer kind of british maltiness (marris otter or golden promise) - fairly bitter in the long term, with lingering hops - diacetyl on the back end - a little bit of a mess for me. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Handpullled cask at Watford beer fest. Copper coloured beer. The aroma has alcohol in abundance together with cream. It is quite sweet in the nose and almost sickly. The taste is thick and smooth. It is fruity and alcoholic. Touches of vanilla and very tasty. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2008
A Mes rate: gravicask at Twickenham beer festival.
Absolute madness. Mad as a bag of frogs. Deep dark copper colour with a very slight haze and struggling to just about hold onto a filmy head. Massive cheesy barley wine type notes fall out of the glass and fill the air with funk. This is so bloody rich. Loads of fruity pineapple and sweet alcohol. It’s rather decadent and downright naughty. Thick and close to cloying but I really am enjoying this. One of those beers where you know it’s gonna get you seriously messy and every part of you is game for the banter. Excellent stuff. Bonkers Conkers if I may... Crap rate but it kicked my ass. Especially when we started mixing it with the bit of a Goose Bourbon...