HeinzH (12) - Oulu, - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More hoppy than I thought. No head at all. Would not buy it again due to none existent head and poor palate.
SarkyNorthener (1071) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@farmerjohns, streetly. Copper colour small head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is caramel and plain hops. Nothing noteworthy. Dull.
martinrumsam (442) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light golden brown thin white head aroma some bread and caramel taste very bland - a hint of malt little hops poor example of bitter ale
bdunhill (209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
This English bitter with little aroma and a light brown conception with a small simple head has a nice easy bitter taste on the tongue with a smooth sweet palate. It is the perfect contrast making it a nice refreshing beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AshtonMcCobb (1741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the Old Post Office, Shrewsbury. Pours dark honey and slightly hazy with a decent head. Nose of toffee, green grapes and apples. Some grapefruit. Taste of toffee with some grapes and a light grapefruit finish. Fairly balanced with a medium weight though the end is just a bit too astringent. Overall, a solid citizen.
Cunningham (3656) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
West Brom fans should not drink this :-) But it was a decent and fine bitter.
Deep golden colour with a white head. Light caramel aroma with some fresh hoppy notes. Caramel, toffee and moderate hoppy flavour.
[Cask at Chaplins in Liverpool, England]
buggybill2003 (39) - - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant bitter. Initially sweet taste which disappeared during the session. Its not the greatest, but certainly not the worst. Brummies sure do make good beer.
It had a lovely amber colour with a good head and a nice fresh aroma. Definately a thumbs up.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aug 2006: This beer is mass produced and sold all over the Midlands, I just donít understand why people drink it in such quantities. There are so many other fine beers brewed in the area. I have tried it many times, in plenty of pubs and clubs, but just canít get to really enjoy it. I have even mixed it with Mild, but still it will not excite me.
It looks OK, light brown with a loose white head, which clings to the glass, and sometimes stays to the end.
Smells fine, hops and barley in equal amounts.
The taste lets it down badly, very weak, almost insipid, watery and uninviting in my opinion. Sorry I couldnít bring the scores up any, it is just a poor product from a very successful brewery.
Update October 2011: had a blind tasting of a bottle and a can, both seemed to mirror the cask version, if a little more carbonated, OK but no world beater.
dogbomb (751) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled cask in Crows Nest, Seaham. Lager-like amber with decent white head and lacing. Hoppy nose and malty and mild on the tongue. Nothing special, but drinkable. Finish peters out as quickly as it came.
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Hogshead, Paisley in September 1999. Cask, hanpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head. slight hint of sweet malt in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a surprising note of wood smoke with the redcurrant fruit? Bitter resins give a metallic tang to the long aftertaste. Bitter sweet finish. Nothing spectacular here.