GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pour from a can. pours a watery brown with little head. i picked up on some caramel and bread. very slightly roasty on the tongue with some earthy sweetness. light bodied. ehhhhh
Velkyal (308) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011 Pours russet with a creamy off white. The aroma is light toffee and some spicy hops. Tastewise it is plenty of caramel, backed with a crisp hoppy bite. A touch thin, but easy drinking.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours a dark copper with some what of a small off white head. Aroma of bread, earthy malt, and some sugary carmel. Pretty tame. Flavors aren’t that bad for a 4% beer. Earthy wood, slight bitterness, caramel. Light bodied, yet kinda creamy at the same time. Just a hair of bitterness. Hasn’t made a big impression on me, but I actually don’t mind this at all.
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having recently moved to liverpool from staffordshire (where marston’s beers rule) i was inclined to try the local brew. In the case of cain’s i was very pleased. Rather mild but fruity flavour. A good pint poured from a pump (not a silly tap). I shall be sampling the other cain’s beers.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Rather nice, I have to say. Quite drinkable. Cheap enough, too, for this old miser.
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Low carbonation but very creamy, almost felt like it was on a Nitro tap. Malty and sweet with a lot of caramel malt flavor. Nice easy drinking bitter.
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh... pretty tasty pour, looks pretty in a glass. Nothing particularly notable regarding taste, palate, etc. Makes a good yard bitters or porch bitters.
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little bit on the dark side for a British bitter, but that’s not a major flaw. Nice creamy head that stays right to the bottom of the glass. Nice floral hop aroma, with a very nice malty, almost raisin-like fragrance.
The taste is a bit lighter than I would have expected, but everything is in such harmonious balance that this ale gets points for that alone.
When this brewery was under the Higson’s label, I thought it was one of England’s best ales - certainly Liverpool’s best! The new ownership and brewers at Cains has done a magnificent job in keeping ales in this region among the world’s finest for the style!
ktrowland (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/29/12. 16oz can. My cats don’t like it and neither do I. Meow me meow meeeeowww. It tastes disgusting like disgusting bile.