Brewed by Castle Rock
Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular.
Brewed to the traditional East Midlands style. Mid-brown / reddish easy drinking full flavoured best bitter is well rounded with some residual sweetness which is balanced with a resinous hop character. A hugely popular beer that deserves to be savoured!

ricardotorero's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ricardotorero (46) - Greater Manchester, - MAR 6, 2013
Drunk at Keenís Head in Notty. OK beer but didnít have second as better beer also available

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8830) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
Half pint, cask at Alexandra Hotel. Mid-brown body colour. Dotted spots to the glass. Smell of brown malts. Malt-fruity taste, toffee, bread and mild dried fruits. Smooth in the mouth. Pretty average (Derby 22.02.2015).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2301) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask at the Alexandra Hotel, Derby. Mahogany coloured pour with a white head. Red fruit and raisin aroma. Lots of dark fruit and sweet malt in the flavour. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Cask - deep amber with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, vanilla, nuts and sweet malts. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1135) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask @ Keans Head, Nottingham. Copper brown, still, very little head. Woody, malty aroma with a hint of cinnamon and bitter chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with a chocolate sour finish and aftertaste. A solid cask ale that grows on you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Cask at the Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham on 28th May 2014. Copper with shallow off-white film and pattern lacing. Fruity aroma with biscuit malts. Berry fruits and caramel malt in-mouth. Bittersweet finish. Texture of light carbonation, a slightly waxy feel and light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3334) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear dark brown amber, thin bubbly beige head, strong coffee, dark chocolate aroma, thin layer of fragile lacing, malty, nutty, dark chocolate flavour, moderate carbonation, dry malty finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1368) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 On cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Pours amber with white head. Dull, standard bitter. Canít say Iíve been over impressed with Castle Rock ales. Iíll keep trying! 14/3/2015 - On cask at Congress, Longton. Bit of peat in this, a little harsh and dry but much better than my previous review. I do quite like Castle Rock beers now...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Eagle, Boston, Lincolnshire on 29 Mar 2013. Reddy-mid brown body, clean and clear looking with a light biege head of bubbles. Slightly more malts than hop notes in the aroma and taste: mildly toffee with a mini bitter finish. Nothing to test your taste buds but an OK beer non-the-less. Body depth was fine and Iíd have had another if the bus wasnít due to leave!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1429) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Looks like John Smiths, and isnít significantly more interesting. A decent balance but really lacking in character - totally generic bitter.

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