johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a clear appearance and a small head. Some maltiness with a bitter finish. Well bottled. A very presentable bitter.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: best before Jan 2013, poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged pint vase at home on 8th Aug 2012.
Looked good: clear amber body with a lovely white head that stayed the distance.
The nose was fairly sweet, as was the taste: biscuity malts, lightly baked, with the hops (Goldings and Fuggles) playing bit parts until the end of each sip where their bitterness came to the fore as the mouth dried.
I like this breweries beers: it’s a pity more people can’t get to try them.
tommann (2429) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours orange with a small head. Aroma is bready malt and some spicy hops. Taste has some apple to start with a bready malt, strong bitter finish.