frpilz (111) - 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 (1484) - 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 (2470) - 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 (989) - 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.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a beer that has come straight from the bottle, it looks as good as beer can: Lustrous amber with an enduring collar of white head that is leaving good lace down the glass. What impresses me about this beer, and indeed most of Adnam’s beers, is how it/they exemplify all that is good about the malt character of classic English bitters and the elegant balance with English hops. It is a harmonious blend of ripe citrus and orchard fruitiness and slightly herbal hoppiness. Rich, full and dripping with autumnal bounty. This is reflected in the flavour which is silky and oily in the mouth. Imagine this pint, some cheese and an afternoon in a pub with your favourite bar maid and, my friend, life doesn’t get much better.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Does leave a bit of a watery aftertaste. Still pleasant tho, refreshing. I will buy more.
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Earthy, fruity, malt, and biscuit aroma. Amber with thin off white head. Earthy, malt, and lemon flavor notes. Balanced with medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mike67 (1051) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours amber with a medium lasting white head. Aroma is of grassy hops, caramel malt, and ripe fruit. Body is medium and tangy. Earthy hops followed by caramel malt and some fruit on the palate. Finish is long and earthy. I can’t say I enjoyed this brew.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid Carolina mud brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is bitter hops, caramel malt, tannins. Tastes dry, tannic, ESB-ish but with not as much sweetenss as that style, and with finishing tea-like buttering hops. Meh.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramal and light fruit. Taste is light caramel, a little sweet. It is a little creamy with a dry aftertaste.