redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clean tasting bitter autumnal brown with small foamy head caramel hazlenut nice hoppy finish
BeerViking (3475) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber-brown with a tight lasting head. Rich, bitter and lightly herbal, hints of toffee and nuts, crisp and toasty.
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Lidl. Quite partial to Butcombe, this any good? A qualified yes. Classic bog standard brown bitter executed with finest twigs and quality malt. fresh grassy and hay-like hop, lingering digestive biscuit and pecan malt sweetness. The rusted tin can and buttered Hovis nose lets it down a notch. Chocolate and mint as it warms. Russet with a dying cream collar. Some rust in the mouth too. Roasted finish with the bitterness of hop behind. Alright.
mrol (187) - - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour. Flavour has a big malt flavour with a bit of sweetness. Nice dry finish
eastkenttom (111) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Wasn?t expecting much. U don?t know why, perhaps the bottle didn?t inspire me, but really liked it. Has a nice depth of flavour. 7.5/10.
AtronSeige (1038) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Medium hops, floral, geranium.
Appearance: Clear, amber body. Medium tan head. Fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Medium hops, floral, earthy. Medium malt, caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice. Balanced and easy drinking.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre.
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
uckelman (470) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber, small amount of particulate mater in suspension, but mostly clear. Big foamy light tan head. Aroma is basementy, soapy. Flavor is nutty, roasty. Bitter finish, not very sweet.
sarauckelman (306) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber with moderately tall tan head. Aroma is a bit musty/funky, but otherwise not strong. Quite bitter and weedy tasting, with a hint of malt in the middle and a hint of pepper on the end. Lively palate. A bit too bitter for my taste.
The_Osprey (4193) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle BB Dec 2015. Clear dark orange brown, lightly sparkling, small dense foamy off-white head, some sparse lacing. Aroma is toffee. Body is medium, slighty foamy, low carbonation. Taste is smooth, rounded biscuit malts up front, then some tangy metallics towards the finish, soft bitterness. Decent bitter.
Cimbasso (487) - - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour bitter with a white head. Aromas of malt and hops. Taste is of caramel and earthy hops, with a nice long, bitter finish. A classic English bitter. Very drinkable.