jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s a light amber brown with a faint white head. The nose is brown bread, berry, some caramel and a bit of eau du twig. The taste is pretty straight for a bitter - notes of caramel and berry. Decent smooth malty body with a lightly dry grassy finish. Well-rounded. A decent representation of the style. Nothing’s wrong here.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Poured a nice reddish brown with a glass hugging white head. The aroma is hugely caramel and very pleasurable. However the flavour was a little sour, watery and not particularly tasty. I would not order another.
Sigmund (5732) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Harp, London, as Dark Star Partridge Best Bitter. Amber to copper colour, low white head. Minimal aroma, some malts and nuts. The flavour is malty but not very sweet, with a fruity and slightly acidic finish, some bitterness.
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki, 2011-03-14) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was long lasting, white and small. Aroma had malts, hops and mildly toffee. Palate was medium bodied with lowish carbonation. Flavours were malts, toffee, hops, mildly fruitiness, biscuits, bitterness and hint of home brew. Aftertaste was bitter. A tasty bitter but not anything special.
berkshirejohn (5161) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Bird-in-Hand, Knowl Hill. Light copper in colour with a tight white head; fruity malt aroma; soft and fruity in the mouth with some burnt caramel and fruity hops giving a gentle but sustained bitterness and a lingering grassy caramel finish.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, fruit, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, plum.
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ St. Urho’s Pub
Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma of crisp grassy notes, hints of malts and bread. Taste is malty, slightly bready and grassy. Finish is sweetish and slightly bitter. Okay, quite generic bitter.
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Amber colour, white head. nose is malty and fruity. Flavour is slight roasty, fruity, light malted Slightly watery finish.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Victoria, Birmingham. Brown bitter. Resolutely English. Native hops produce dryness, mushy orchard fruit and a smidge of preserve. Somewhat dry, slightly rich. Traditional but well executed. Good Bitter like this is very refreshing.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some cereal. Malty taste with a sharp, leathery bitter finish. Hot day. Very acceptable.