cgarvieuk (26385) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2009
Hand Bottle unfiltered at Chris-Os Pre GBBF 09 tasting ... copper ... sweet toffee nose ... sweet toffee little hop ... quite juicy bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Handpulled cask at the Royal Oak Borough before Xmas. Deep amber with a thin off white head. Sickly sweet, malty sugaryness and plenty of alcohol. Where are the hops? This used to be a very well balanced beer for it’s strength a few yearsa ago. Sadly no more. GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2009
On cask at Redlight. Pours a thin and smooth dark cherry color with little in the way of carbonation and not much head. Aroma is cherries, alcohol, honey and a little licorice. Flavor is more honey, spices and a little orange peel. dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2009
On cask at Redlight. Deep reddish brown pour with thin white head. Malty sweet spicy fruit aroma. Sweet malty body Smooth malty body, lots of caramel, dark fruit and slightly spicy. Really tasty. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Cask @ redlight redlight. Spicy caramel with hints of fruit, light strawberry, sweet malts, green raisons, Pours a rich caramel amber color with a thin white head. Rich malty flavors, caramel, light molasses, green raisons, plums, fresh figs, with a nice spiciness. Finishes smooth with hints of vanilla.
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Mahogany with a medium off white head. Aroma was sweet with roasted malt and caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Finished mild bitter. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Cask at the Brick Store in Decatur.
Pours a deep amber brown with a very bubbly head that lingered with sizable bubbles for a while. Lacing was minimal.
The aroma is very sweet with caramel malts and some dark fruits but there is a lot of vinous characteristics coming out as well - lots of wood and a bit of booze.
The taste is heavy of the sugary malts with plenty of dark fruits - plums, figs and raisins. There is a hint of hops in the finish but only in the background. As in the aroma, the wood comes through in the form of some vanilla sweetness and a slightly dry finish.
The mouthfeel is, not surprisingly, super smooth with little carbonation.
I havent had this in a bottle so I dont have a direct comparison, but I definitely enjoyed this on cask. 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 20, 2008
My first cask ale -- at Rich Os Publick House. Nice dark amber with a small creamy light tan head. This stuff was very nice with great nutty, vanilla, woody, and caramel notes. The aroma was subtle but the flavor was big. The body was remarkably smooth and exactly what I want in a big beer - silky smooth, rich, thick, and very low carbonation -- enough to give it a nice creamy head though. I hope all cask ales are this deliciously smooth! JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Cask, obviously. Pours a deep ruby, with the standard big bubbled cask head. Nose is a bit faint, but with notes of sweet maple and fruit, combinations of citrus and port. Taste is rich up front, with maple and candied fruit overtaken quickly by a beautiful, spicy hop bitterness that balances the massive sweetness wonderfully. Mouthfeel is silky and just a bit sparkling. Lovely beer. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2008
2008.Cask @ Market Porter with Magic Dave6 and Mes. One of the best of the Pub crawl.
Impressive dark amber red color, no head at all. Lots of fruit aromas. Mostly citric,candy sugar and spices. Lovely orange flavor. Dry hoppy finish. Very very enjoyable.