hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’08. Copper colour. Sweet straw aroma, rough and barnyardy. Sweet malty taste, intensely pleasing and wonderful. Mid bitter finish. Up there with the best of English beers. Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
Tasted at the brewery (new cask) 23-01-09 and in bottle 25-01-09 The sample that I had at the brewery at 110 IBU’s courtesy of Nigel the brewer was a little more bitter than the bottle currently being consumed. Pours hazy light amber, aroma is lovely old leather and old oak wardrobe (I know that sounds strange but thats what I get) , touch musty but also with fruit and some alcohol. Initially sweet with banana and spices but the bitterness carries this along quite marvellously, lovely warmth from the alcohol, slight numbing across the tongue from the bitterness, sweet malts throughout, quite lovely. Many thanks to Nigel for the sample of this. A8 A3 F9 P4 OV17 4.1 kraddel (8718) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle thnx to the brewer .
Ppurs unclear blonde , small white head . Not much smell .
Taste is bit bitter , fruity . Very balanced . Not super intense . But easy drinkable and very enjoyable .
Nice . BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with a thick off white head. Smells of hops, and flowers. Tastes fruity, hops, bitter, and grass. Long bitter on the tongue with medium/heavy carbonation. Delicious beer. imdownthepub (15129) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’09. Bronze with white head. Sweetness and nasal alcohol predominate this big beer, there is a vanilla, custard cream biscuit flavour to the beer with a cidery alcohol banging in. Some oakwood notes, almost barrel like. Sturdy beer.
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2010
After a long journey from my friend wyzzywyz22 in England. Very nice fruity aroma from cloudy amber pour with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing as it goes down. Flavor is quite different with a sweet caramel start followed by a nice hop bang with an alcohol burn especially as it warms. Finishes very dry. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
Cask. Pours an almost clear deep amber golden with a rough off-white head. Very sweet aroma of peach and caramel. Quite full-bodied, flat, lots of peaches and sweet berries. Comes with a warming alcoholic finish. Excellent. 170110 johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Orange and clear.Hoppy but not overpoweringly so. Medium body and a lingering hoppiness with no lacing.Not as good as most American IPA’s that I have tried but still quite pleasant. jjsint (3425) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Cask @ NWAF ’14, Derby. Dark gold. Grassy, sweet shop (barley sugar) aroma. Heavenly sweet taste punctuated by alcohol. Nice sticky palette. This is a tasty beer that’ll knock you out and is well worth the state it’ll put you in. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
A Mes rate: gravicask at Peterborough Beer Festival.
Lovely bright gold colour with a good white head. Big and fruity aroma with a fairly high but very enjoyable level of sweetness. Similar flavour but with an unexpected but really interesting hit of whisky. Sweet, candy sugar notes and some really good fruit in the finish. A typical English strong but a very good one.