RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Cask from the Toronado in SF. Pours copper with a tiny light beige head. Nose of toffee malts and English hops. Balance of sweet and bitter taste. Simple but great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3687) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
Draught at Mikkeler SF. Dark Amber with a frothy head. Aroma is nutty malt. Flavour is bitter nut, English bitter texture. Dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Flavor Bistro - Santa Rosa. Pour is amber colored with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of apple crisp, grass, caramel, biscuit malt, and bitterness. Finish is clean and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12533) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Draught at Flavor Bistro in Santa Rosa. Cloudy dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, toast, caramel, some fruitiness, earthy hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, toast, some fruitiness, and a bitter earthy hops finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at flavor. Citrus hop nose, toasty, light caramel,nice rich malt. Reddish orange-amber color. Nicely balanced ESB, good malt, citrus hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap at flavor pours out a cola brown topped with a sand head. nose is citrus hops some malty roast . taste is more of the malty roast and a bitterness on the end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiscuitMalt (6) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015 does not count
At the Monks Kettle and Toronado I found this example of brewing perfection. If you could get this on a handpull with a sparkler from a well-kept cellar (no offence Toronade, but you aint got a Scooby) it would hit a full 5.0 Im sure. Malt: beautiful, biscuity, caramel malt that hits you with its sweetness in that smooth mouthfeel before you start to get the hop aromas so piney and grassey and.. oops, I think I just need to get some Kleenex. Anyway, what a beer. The guy that makes this is a F*&^%ng genius. Wasted on the Americans. Im not joking, in the Toranado the girl behind the bar warned me it was "warm and flat" because she clearly has no appreciation for cask and when I got it I wanted to slap her. JUst a great beer that offers brilliant complex malt and superb, fresh, prominent US hop flavours with just the right amount of bitterness. No one in the UK makes a cask bitter this good, to my knowledge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at The Shed in Healdsburg, CA. Pours a dark cola. Solid malts and nice bitter finish. Well received.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Underwhelming aroma but looks great. Nice mild malty taste, finishes like a bitter. Its good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap in Santa Rosa. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a big tan head. Toasty caramel malty nose that is awfully floral / soapy. High bitterness. Toasted grain, toffee flavor with lots of potpourri. Too soapy and bitter for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3331) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pint at Road in the hole. Cask. Ok aroma sweet. Little grass, Little caramel little Apple. Clean reddish Orange color. Good head and lace. Bitter flavor. Lite body thin smooth mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish. Its ok. Nice lingering bitter finish. Fine bitter.

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