HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, - NOV 27, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2006 on 18/11/06 - A stereotypical northern gravy of a bitter! Pretty bland dark brown ale with a tiny hint of malty bitterness. In the same mould as northern dirge like John Smith’s and Tetley’s (but not that bad!)
s_hartshorne (45) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A roasted toffe aroma. A nice dark ruby colour. With rosted toffee taste and sweet malt finish. Very nice.
AndySnow (1778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), London.
Appearance: Light brown colour with a white head.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, sour, coffee, roasted malt. Burned bitter finish.
wimpyjoe (2274) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found as Reliance Best Bitter at the said premises in Leeds. This is a mid-brown ale although only with a medium bitterness. Next to no head and a good session brew.
SarkyNorthener (1089) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@the bell, walsall. Dark chestnut beer with large head and excellent lacing. Aroma of malts and dry leaf. Taste is earth, yeast, dry leaf, some bitter hops and sweetish toffee. Nice body and carbonation. This is a very balanced and solid bitter, excellent.
JorgeLee (962) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the Marquis of Granby W1. It’s just like watching Brazil (or the weather is, at least)! Dark brown colour, white foam. Very malty bitter, notes of toffee and nuts, quite bitter, fairly full taste given abv. Sweetish finish, which made it less moreish, I’d have preferred it a bit drier. A good Yorkshire bitter, if not entirely to my taste.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden brown with a thin head. Aromas are toasted and biscuit malts with earthy, leafy spicy hops. Some marmalade with woody notes. Flavours are jammy fruit with spritzy yeast and bitter lemon. Peppery and leafy with some green notes. Fruity bitterness and dry to finish. Nice. .
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 21st November 2012. Copper with whitish lacing head. Fruity aroma and in-mouth with a light yet noticeable hoppy bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Light mouthfeel.
vipinvelp (1619) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap ald Old No. 7 Barnsley. Poors darker brown with off white thick sticky foma head. Making a mustage on my upper lip. Nice English bitter aroma and taste, nice long bitter aftertaste. (Barnsley 201208)
AshtonMcCobb (1749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Thomson’s Bar. Pours dark amber with a decent head. The nose has toffee and resin. The taste is of ginger biscuits and toffee. The palate is medium bodied with a thick texture and a tangy finish. Overall, a good bitter.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear russet with a modest, white foam head. Quite a lovely aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel and leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor, veery nive toasted caramel, toasty bread, mild leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Beautiful carbonation. Sweet, lightly bitter finish, more toasted caramel and modest bread, subtle fruits, toast. This is one of the best, most well balanced bitters I’ve ever had.