BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours clear amber with a medium, bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear and apple fruity esters, earthy and minty hops with cereal malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the source. Deep golden amber color, fluffy white head with good retention. Aroma of peppery caramel. Taste is similar. Nice.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber. Nose and taste of bitter hops, earth and malt. Creamy bitter finish. Medium body.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a good looking orange body with a fluffy mostly white head. Aroma was lousy and weak, barely detectable aroma of grains and vomit, yuck. Flavor was dry with notes of lots of ceral and grains along with a touch of chocolate. Body was medium with strong carbonation. Meh, it was okay but nothing special.
rman18 (309) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned - Poured muddy copper with a fairly large small bubbled white head. The head quickly dissappears to a small white lacing. The aroma was warm and a bit orangy. The flavor was much of the same - not as bitter as I would have liked and not as good as the ESB’s that I love.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought that this was Bitting’s best offering at the Split Rock beerfest. And it was that great. But is was decent and easy to drink.
HoppityHop (163) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden amber, with a small white head and almost no lacing. It looks nothing like a true English bitter, and the aroma and flavor was more along the lines of a pale...and a weak one, at that. Not hoppy, not malty, not horrible, but not impressed.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an okay beer. I had this at the Split Rock Beer Festival 2007. Not something to remarkable, but okay.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours a slihgtly cloudy deep muddy copper with a thin lasting head and very fine cobweb lacing. Aroma is fruity, light yeast, some herbla and tea-hops- very english like with a light toasty malt backbone. Smooth flavor- light bready malts, yeast, fruity esters- becomes a bit muddled, but finishes pretty smooth.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at brewpub. Pours pale golden amber with lacing off white head. Orange and caramel aroma, but faint. British Caramel and toffee malt flavor, finished by a mild bitterness. Even for a bitter, this was tad thin. Plus this lacked the earthiness of a true bitter. Still respectable in my book.