thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep clear amber into a n English pint. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to skim surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Soft with sweet toffee and caramel upfront turning to mild bitter nuts in the medium length finish.
ben4321 (3749) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 500 ml bottle from Sparrow, 1/24/13
Aroma: The nose is crisp and fruity, with some malty notes, biscuit, and British hops
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark reddish color with a small off-white head and light, spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is a bit fruity and malty, medium sweet, with some light, crisp hops later on
Palate: The body is fairly light, not watery, with a crisp, clean feel, and some fairly lively carbonation
This is a very solid one. It works in the style plenty well. Overall, it leans malty, but that’s the style, and they did a very solid job with the style here.
jeremytoni (2946) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a n color brown color with a fair amount of head. Light bitter malty flavor with a lingering finish.
ExpendableHero (742) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of raisins, and some caramel. Tastes of some caramel, raisins, hints of prunes, some brown sugar, and dark fruit. A bit earthy too. Taste is truly bitter, but it works. Bittersweet finish is quite dry. Smooth, enjoyable, and quite tasty. I would have this again.
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobry i gożki bitter. Bursztynowy kolor, mocna piana chć średniej wielkości, trochę pęcherzykowata. Aromat słaby choś świeże trawy wyczuwalne. Finisz jeszcze bardziej gożki niż pierwsze łyki degustacji. Klasyczny bitter
garthicus (2651) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark red, medium white head. Aroma: Slightly grassy, hoppy, quite malty, beautiful grainy aroma. Flavour: Caramel, lots of malt, grassy, tiny bit of dark fruit, a little bready with a long malty finish.
frpilz (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of hay, poured out a clear mahogany beer with white head. Refrmeshing entry, smooth middle, and dry bitter finish. Good food pub beer.
jmohno (1045) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkish orange/carmel color.Short head a bit of lacing.Pretty clear.
Aroma has caramel with some buttery notes,light fruit/floral maybe peach. Also has a spice to it.
Taste is fairly smooth with carmel/toast.Mild fruit/floral tones.Mild sweetness. Peppery type bittering.Mild plantyness. More in the buttery/carmel with some mineral taste overall. I would get this again,maybe not that soon though.
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper brown colour with a white head, aroma is malt with some caramel, taste is sweet with hops and fruit hops with a dry finish.
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.
Pours a dark brown with a slight chill haze. Just a small half finger head than doesn’t last for long with a few streaks of lacing on the glass.
Aroma has dark fruits typical of English bitters along with toffee/caramel and some burnt toast. Pretty average.
The flavor continues the English fig, prune, toffee characteristics but I like that there is an additional bready/grain flavor. Everything is just a tad bit muted but no off-flavors are detectable. Bitterness is light with great grassy hop flavors. Mouthfeel is slick and silky but a little sticky which is slightly distracting.
Overall, a good English bitter but not quite up to the Fullers level. Still, I love this style and would really like to sample this out of a cask.