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Adnams Fisherman

Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Bitter
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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An easy drinking traditional style ale. Clean and refreshing yet dark and mysterious, Fisherman is a deep coppery red, conjuring up roasted nuts and dark chocolate, with a lingering taste of liquorice and dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Dark, ruddy brown with a decent, off-white head. Spices, tobacco and roasted malts, slightly out of place milk chocolate and a moderately bitter finish. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Dark bitter with a glow. Deep malts in the aroma and a slightly sweet taste. Fairly crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2860) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow (29 Oct 12) - deep red tan, no bubbles, tan head, coffee, roast malt aroma, roast malt flavour, sweet, oily feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask at JDW. Dark amber shade with a small ring of bubbles. Deep, malty caramel flavours dominate but thereís a very noticeable toasty character and some interesting hints of spices. Credit to them as this does taste like something I imagine a stereotypical fisherman might drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Henglerís Circus. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, breadish and roasted. Light herbal, breadish to light sweet caramelish. Toasted and lingering caramelish together with a good bitterness to counterbalance. Dry and bitter, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
The Felix, Nuneaton, 08/11/12. Sesame oil aroma, slight sulphur. Good complex malt sweetness with sesame, black cherry, cocoa sprinkles, hints of burnt toast and dried fruit. Unexpectedly deep.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4525) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask at The Greyhound (JDW), Maidenhead. An amazing colour - raspberry red when held up to the fire, otherwise magohany with a ring of white head; earthy malt aroma; rather thin and sweet in the mouth with a soft, berry fruit flavour; and some dry chocolatey malts to finish. Needs a bit more weight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
cask at Sorder ...deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast malt nose ... creamy malts ... soft woody toffee

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask @ JDW Standing Order, Edinburgh 261012
Dark caramel , clear dense white head
Aroma - Rusty metal, sulphur, old yeast, poor aroma
Taste - Mineraly, rusty, Burton minerals, old English bitter hops, odd yeast, some dark fruits, oh no Iím really not liking this
Palate - thin body. Finish as main flavour..rusty minerals
Overall - This is the worst Adnams beer Iíve had. What was going on here?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted this in Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear deep mahogany brown in colour with a thin buff creamy head. Distinct chemical taint of hydrogen sulphide present in the nose and present throughout the taste session. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts complex gives a maltloaf base with syrupy date fruit, slight dark chocolate and liquorice notes. Hint of damp earthy hops in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty with dry congealed prunes and burnt toast from black malt evident. A decent Old Ale in style but let down with the sulphur element. Is this part of the taste profile? Another review maybe required if this barrel was off.

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