Leighton (13519) - 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.
Holmen2 (1644) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From cask at The West Riding, Dewsbury, with KL and LH 09.05.15. Deep golden. Dense and persistent off-white head and lacing. Superb aroma and taste of malt, toffee, nuts, English hops and grass. Similar aftertaste lingering on. Very quaffable.
zimbo (738) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut colour with dent off white tight head.Dark and promises a degree of intensity which it just doesn’t deliver. Some dark berry notes but the reported chocolate never made an appearance.
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours clear brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, brown bread, wood, light toffee and nut. The taste is rather bitter upfront, pine-needles, varnish, earth, light caramel, nut, brown bread, mild astringency and chewy malt backdrop with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good level of bitterness and high drinkability. A rather nice bitter.
AdiBeer (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, light straw. Appearance: clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: intense grain, bitters coming up quickly, some grass, dry finish. Overall: decent Bitter, nothing too exciting though. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.
Cimbasso (328) - - 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 (12065) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (5066) - 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 (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, 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 (2154) - 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 (4565) - 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.