thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of frothy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange brown colored body. The aroma was malt hop. The crisp and clean mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The nice mildy butter flavor contained notes of hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours soft amber with a light haze and one finger of creamy off white head. Nose of fresh baked bread with a lightly citric hop character. Bready flavor, very mild and soft. Some toasted cereal grain and an herbal hop character with just a hint of diacetyl. Light soft body with a very low bitterness.
devilben02 (260) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at the brewery, this one has a warm, tawny brown color with a meager but persistent soap-bubble off-white head. Although not very aromatic, what is identifiable is a pleasant light and clean combination of biscuits and citrus. The flavor features more of a nice, dull, floral bitterness on top of dry biscuity malts. The fine, soft carbonation works well with this flavor profile by lightening the texture without masking the subtle combination of characteristics.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Had this a few times now, and really enjoyed it consistently. A darker pour, obviously in the Brit tradition. Nice full body, frothy head, and the nose is softly bready with some dry Fuggles-y hops and sweet malts. Body is medium, a bit of a grainy palate, but that suits the beer well. Taste is dry enough to balance out the sweetness from the malts, and thereís a hop undercurrent thatís consistent but not ostentatious anywhere. Very good stuff.
OldGrowth (2412) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint at brewpub. ok aroma, litely tart. little grassy. little toffee/caramel. tad hazed brownish orange. ok head, minor lace. bitterr flavor. mildly so. medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel. bitter finish that tapers off. itís ok. easy to drink. session beer. nothin.g bad, bad nothing outstanding. flavor best part. has a nice bite.
freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Britishs-styled bitter is true to form. Pours a hazy amber with a one-finger white head. Toffee is the primary in the aroma with a laid back floral hop character. Finishes balanced and slightly tart.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok beer. Taste a lot like an English bitter with a few more roasted flavors lingering around.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with small white head and no lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and flavor was a bit muted and slightly metallic and watery in the finish. So so.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, reddish hue, small white head. Nose is lightly roasty with some English porter type tartness, some toast, light hops. Itís pretty solid and definitely tastes similar to some of the English bitters Iíve had, but I canít say Iím a huge fan. Will have to revisit with a bigger sample size.
OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Might be the best beer in the Triangle now. Iím not sure its an Ordinary Bitter. It just so dark....maybe a mild. Either way, if youíve been to England & miss the low ABV & big hop profile bitters, this is as good as you can find in the States. I absolutely loved this beer....iím planing to head back mid week for a growler. Bull City has a winner here. I wish other brewers would brew more bitters.