ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with a thin head, malt and hop aroma, bitter with lots of hops.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) clear copper colour with a very small white head. somewhat bland aroma of grass, earth, grain and a light hint of cherries. flavour is the same, slightly spicy, with a clean grainy profile and a bold herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft to average carbonation.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a deep dark, ruby red meets golden yellow, although yellow + red do not equal orange at all. Make sense?
The aroma is next to nothing.
The mouthfeel could definitely be described as smooth - although a little short and watery.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the "other" Royal Oak in Bath, on Pultney Rd. Bright amber with small head and lace. Brisk earthy, malty aroma. Smooth palate. Great balanced flavors. Excellent bright hop profile is herbal and bitter. Straightforward and good hoppy bitter.
kwik-lime (1472) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good bitter. Quite a rich, malty, flavour with nuts, vanilla and butter evident. Quite dry, nice session ale.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Cask at The Shakespeare in London. Pour was medium copper in color with a nice white head. Aroma was lightly hopped with a litle citrus and spice accompanied by just a little bready malt. The flavor was nice and bitter, but the complexity of the hops was a bit one dimensional. The malt was real light, which allowed the hops to become a bit over powering. I like hops a lot, so I still enjoyed the beer, and at 4%, I would have been able to drink many of them.
DanielBrown (4099) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Dog, Warley. Amber bitter, quite boring. Opens with a strong flavour of nothing, but does close with quite a pronounced maltiness. Rather dry, but with hints of cake - perhaps shortbread. A reasonable quaffer, not exciting for me.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump The Bear Oxford. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head. Surprised at how good this is. A lovely bittersweet balance with decent fruity hops and nice sweet malts. Without there being anything outstanding about this beer I just found it inrcedibly easy to drink and tasty.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lunchtime sneaky at The Baron (JDW). Brilliant copper under slick lacing white, slight sulphur and pear on the nose. Beautiful fresh crushed digestives and vanilla ice cream malt character; hops there for bitterness only. Spanking fresh biscuit driven bitter in absolutely top nick.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bricklayers Arma, Brighton. Copper in colour, this perfectly workable bitter has a slightly sulphurous aroma and a peppery bitterness.