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 (4343) - 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 (8749) - 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 (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours darker amber, small head. taste is fairly classic bitter malty profile, some caramel sweetness and cereal with a slightly abrasive dry finish but not too harsh. Reasonable.
floydian1 (1314) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Princes Motto, Barrow Gurney, North Somerset. A clear amber-brown beer with a minimal off white head. Malty woody aromas with light floral hops. Light bodied with flavours of roasted malts, caramel and subtle citrus. Finishes with a nice satisfying dry hop bitterness that lingers. Smooth palate with low carbonation providing high sessionability. A fine English bitter. More please!
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Also at Old green tree in bath on second visit. Deep Golden, Very nice with low carbonation, modest head, faint hop odors, modest hop taste, and slightly bitter lingering finish.
oh6gdx (24577) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF2007 (or some pub outside the festivaltime), found when going through old ratingnotebooks. Amber colour, with small off-white creamy head, that lasts for a while. Aroma is wood, mildly fruity along with some bready malts. Flavour is quite much the same, but the wooden bitterness is a bit stronger. Semi-dry finish.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Glassblower, London, as Traditional Bitter</i>
Beautiful dark amber color, almost no head. Light aroma, maybe with light nuts. Dark caramel flavor, strong bitterness, even too strong at the end. Straightforward. Must be punished for the disturbing <i>burnt</i> malt aftertaste.