erickok (2809) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red, mostly clean body with a creamy beige head. Fresh, cleary hop forward aroma with smooth roast, tabacco, butterscotch, earthy and caramel to balance it. Smooth drinkable body, presenting bucket loads of flavour. Clearly well bittered, but somehow never sharp and very drinkable indeed. Wow. And at this abv! Not sure if I’d call this a ’classic english bitter’, with all these hops, but it sure is nice. Another awesome Buxton beer. (50cl bottle)
Leighton (8594) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at CBC, London. Pours golden-brown, clear, with a foamy white head. Lightly toasted wood aroma. Nice flavor, lightly sweet, with toasted grains and wood, mild toasted dough, some straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Mildly dry finish, toasty grains and wood, toasty dough, light sweetness. Very solid bitter with nice nuance.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1) Cask handpull (as ’Stable Ale’), The Stable Bar, Monsal Head, Derbyshire. Clear copper, thick and lacing like milkshake. Beautiful soft milky mocha aroma with a hint of pine cone.
Deep malt complexity with chocolate, milky coffee and cigar notes. Lingers smokily. Top drop again. A brewery to watch, believe me. 848415.
2) Cask handpull at The Old Bowling Green, Winster (as Wyn’s Tor). Clear bronze with a fine white top. Attractive coffee and slightly pissy hop aroma. Big flavour again at the strength; berries, coffee, maybe smoked malt. Some tobacco and stale milk chocolate in the aftertaste. Really decent. 737314.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a dark amber colour with a rocky beige head. A lovely fruity aroma with apricot, orange rind, pineapple and alcohol. Similar flavours and nicely bitter. Very drinkable with lingering bitterness and juicy pineapple and peach hop flavours. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely.
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Caley, Edinburgh 150612
Brown! in appearance, clear, good lacing
Aroma - soft bitter hops, caramel malts
Taste - Nice bitter hops, caramel malts, hint of toffee, some soft fruity malts, note of red berries, soft bitter roast, lot of flavour for 3.8%
Palate - Bit dry in the finish
Overall - That’s how to make a really good classic English Bitter - excellent - puts most other examples of the style to shame
snzcujo (277) - RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from the bottle, bought @Buxton brewery, on 06/11/2012.
Pours of beautuful, slightly hazy reddish copper color with a lovely snowy white head.
Aroma is good and intriguing, having a mix of floral/zesty and ashy/coal notes.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and has a medium carbonation level as well, which perfectly suits to the taste. And the taste, in turn, is quite interesting and unusual for a bitter. Could feel some roasty and smoky notes upfront, following by some ashy notes.
Aftertaste is so sticky and pleasant, the ashy/bitter theme dominates.
Not a big fan of bitters, but have to admit that this beer is exception, well balanced and amazingly complex for its 3,8% and at least worth to try.
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gowdy (643) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. bread, golden, clear, minimal head, lightly bitter, light body.
Vaiz (2923) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at monthly tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, licorice, floral and a bit malty. Flavor is bitter, nicely balanced and a very decent body for the low amount of alcohol. Well drinkable.
BeerCast_Rich (1809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[cask at the Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh] Rich amber brown beer, nice white head. Aromas of sweet, sugary malt. Flavours are grassy hop leading into brown bread crust, hay, oatcakes. Essentially slightly bitter bready flavour – classic English bitter. Some brown sugar sweetness in there as well – another lovely Buxton session beer 
Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores Goring-on-Thames, Oxon Friday 13th July 2012 consumed in a field at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxon Saturday 21st July 2012 Pours dark amber in colour, with a filmy head. Really good solid bitter that actually is bitter with a nice citrussy snap. Bloody good stuff, bitterness lasts, good, hoppy session bitter. A7 A3 T8 P3 Ov15 3.6