s_hartshorne (455) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask black rock wakefield. Dark amber colour. Good white head great lacing. Aroma is biscuity malts. Taste is malty bitter finish. Thin body. Nothing special about this one but ok.
rondphoto (1443) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Sergio’s Louisville Hazy dark amber with a 1/2" head that lasts, dots and splotches of lace. Taste is caramel malt with molasses and dark toast that moves smoothly through the palate to a mild floral hop finish. Taste is far bigger than one would expect from 4.5% abv, a terrific session brew. Seeing that it is retired is unfortunate, and makes no sense (unless Broadside provides most of the sales?) Highly recommended.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Market, Durham. Always had an inexplicable soft spot for this brewery, even if their beers weren’t especially fresh or distinctive when encountered. Semi-hazed amber on the pour, has a chewy appearance that seems to suit the style a bit. Medium filmy head doesn’t last long. Papery nose suggests age/oxidation but it’s still fragrant and inviting enough. Solidly nutty and malty with just a touch of bitterness.
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090429.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, caramel, grass and malts. Flavor of caramel malts, hay and fruits. Decent.
laiti (4789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 28.02.2009
Aroma is somewhat fruity with hops, toffee and some nuts. Flavour has fruits, some apricot, citrus, hay, toffee and biscuits. Good and clean bitter.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, this is retired? Another bitter bites the dust but I have full faith that the British brewing scene is livelier than ever and continues to blossom daily. Good thing cuz I’ve always been kinda down on British beers but I haven’t really had a large enough sample size to make any sort judgement. Bottles from spirit haus and the moan and dove in Amherst as part of the mug list. Bitter sour malt. That’s what I get from every bitter, even most today and definitely back at the Dove in 2005.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, small creamy head, soft carbonation. Vague fruity aroma, maybe a whiff of malts. Flavor is nutty, toasted malts, caramel and only a touch of fruity British hops. Short finish, average Bitter.
rarbring (1016) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: The smell is a dash of sweet fruits, apricot, plum, some refreshing sour lemon and lime.
Appearance: A copper-toned slightly hazy beer, an off-white head that leaves tons of lacing.
Taste: The taste you meet is faintly sweet, saramel, some malty tones, digestive biscuits, in the sour area oranges and lemon, and finish of with a dry clean bitterness.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a creamy mouthfeel, a dry finish.
Overall: This bitter is easy to drink, and more or less the one I most often have in stock.
Note: Can 500 ml. Reviewed 2010-04-06.
HopfenWeisse (855) - - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From old backlog. 500ml bottle. Dark amber colour with tiny head. Aroma is caramel, hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, hoppy finish.
kevnic2008 (6898) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with white head and shallow lacing. Caramel aroma, main kick malty with some fruits and a bittersweet finish.