prawlie (870) - Berkshire, - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Crispin in Wokingham. Amber brown with bubbly head. Hop and red fruit aroma. Quite bitter, fruity and palatable.
PeterHill (3) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at the Foot of the walk (JDW) Edinburgh. A very average beer. Quite bland with a slight metallic after taste.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Fri)
Toffee aroma. Full palate, smooth and sweet. Fullish malty taste. Sugars dominate the grainier aspects, alas. Not as good as when it was stronger.
Vladivostok (159) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured typical best bitter leaning towards the malty and sticky end of the beer spectrum. Not particularly distinctive but quite pleasant. Wouldn’t turn down another but equally wouldn’t seek it out.
Dashimus (182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Pours red amber with a slight off white head that is moderately long lasting. Aroma is malty without any roast.flavour is again malty with some chocolate.
BlackHaddock (2432) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aug 2006 (from BA): One of my all time favourite beers. I have been drinking this beer for many years and when ever I see it on draught, I have some. Morrison’s and sometimes Aldi (in the UK) stock it in bottles, but it does not hold a candle to the cask conditioned draught.
This review is from my last tasting, at the 30th Cotswold CAMRA Beer Fest, straight from the barrel which was inside a 15th Century Tithe Barn. The location of this fest is just great, you can’t help but enjoy the scene and beers on offer.
Dark Amber, copper coloured, with a fine white head which stays for a long time within the glass, it looks the part.
Fruity, both in aroma and taste, the brewer got everything right in my opinion, and they haven’t messed around with the brew since it was first introduced (whenever that was?).
This is a classic British beer, and long my it be so.
The_Bish (973) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very normal bog standard bitter. Nothing to write really. What you’d expect.
shoulderbroken (1169) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured with small beige/gold head. Aroma is very sweet, creme brulee, malt, bit of coffee, caramel. Taste is equally sweet and sugarry. In fact pretty much the same as the smell. In spite of myself, I quite liked it, but it was definitely nothing that special and got a bit sickly the second time round.
dynamiteninja (1115) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. The Three Legged Mare, York. Medium white head. Copper body. Biscuit, malt, hop, fruity. Bittersweet. Bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring.
tombyars (1210) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in the Tap & Spile, Harrogate in April 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear red amber in colour with a thick foam white head. Smooth caramel notes in the lingering aroma. Creamy robust mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a shortbread note with sweet vine fruit and golden syrup. Good booming notes from the dry hopped resins compliment the malt well. Finish is dry and slightly roasted. A powerful session bitter back then.