Leighton (11638) - London, Greater London, - 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.
Cimbasso (191) - - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the cask at the John Baird’s Yorkshire Beer Festival. Deep chestnut colour with tan foam leaving lots of lacing. Aromas of biscuit malts and toffee. The taste is very rich and malty with notes of fresh crusty bread and hazelnuts. Fruity, floral hops with no unpleasant astringent flavours. Hints of coffee and toffee. Long, earthy finish. An extremely drinkable Yorkshire bitter, which shows that a beer does not need to be strong to taste good. Highly recommended.
Theydon_Bois (9695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the CP&K, Pimlicococo, 15/10/14.
Clear copper with a decent off white head.
Nose is toffee, biscuit malt, nutty, light fruit vibes.
Taste comprises more biscuit malt, toffee, dark fruit rinse, suggestion of coffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter wash.
Erzengel (3438) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF14. Smooth nice bitter-ale start. Fresh, nice ale aroma with a smooth maltiness, that is not extremely dry, but still nice and easy to drink. Fresh and smooth. The aftertaste is even floral, nice smooth bitter malts, fresh, deep, easy to drink. Great Bitter!
jjsint (887) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Plough, Doncaster. Light copper brown, hazy (from the cold) with a small white head. Massive lacing. Very faint fruity aroma. Taste is a fairly straightforward bitter, getting more bitter through the taste profile. Not all that exciting. Looking at the high rates, I wonder what I’m missing...
s_hartshorne (1620) - 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 (3947) - 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 (4346) - 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 (2253) - West Bromwich (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 (1250) - 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 (8258) - 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. .