thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - grapefruit and floral
A - apple cider brown with frothy head
T - sweet with mid bitter
P - mid
O - good
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First tasted this in the Boswell Hotel, Glasgow in March 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber red in colour with a thin white head. Slight fruity note of dried raisins in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a weak digestive biscuit base with hints of toffee. Floral hop resins give a short astringent bitter aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet with dry hops evident but lacking in depth and complexity. An ok session bitter - nothing more.
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2011 Bottle from Ales by Mail as Essex Boys Best Bitter. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Medium brown colour, reasonable head. Dry cereal caramel flavour. Bitter aftertaste. OK bitter.
stouby (3820) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies Bar.
Clear dark orange with a white head. Aroma moderate malty (toasted, caramel) and hoppy (floral, fruity). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, almost flat.
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at charlies. Clear light amber, smoorh beige head. Slightly hoppy slightly grassy arma, dry hops. Flavor is mild, hoppy, faint caramelly, faint flowery, mild and very tasty
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ Charlies Bar, Pilestraede 33, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, citrus - orange hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Charlies.
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of malts, caramel, hops and grass.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass.
Dry hoppy finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Faint malt aroma and sweet malt taste. Some bitterness. Excellent straightforward bitter. The sort of no frills beer that sometimes just hits the mark.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5L bottle, bought@Utobeer, London, as ’Essex Boys Best Bitter’. A beautiful bright reddish-amber body, topped by layer of tiny beige bubbles. Crisp nutty malt aroma. Some fine hoppy fruit tones, too. Medium malt body, clean, slightly sweet and light caramelly. A dash of light acidulous fruits, and hints of pepper. Rounded bitterness throughout. Quite lively in the mouth. Light to medium body. Crisp and dry finish. Really good stuff.
tdtm82 (695) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Succulent fruity body; clean, crisp, good bitterness, citric hops, drinkability through the roof. A great classic English session ale. Consumed on draught at the Queen’s Head, Chelmsford, 9th July 2010.