Brewed by East London (ELB)
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask and bottle regular;
Our newest beer is a darker, warmer, smoother mouthfeel beer than the other two. It has a red tinge to the colour and is relatively well hopped.

harrisoni's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. I’ve just heard the phrase "my father would have killed for a rectum of a horse." which puts everything into context doesn’t it? Dark brown beer with a lasting thick dark beige head. This is a very good best bitter. Brilliant malts, great peppery hop on the end. This is really good. A very good best bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoTheO (13) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Deep amber, brown with a red tint. Thin white head with almost no lacing. Aroma of caramelised sugar and spice. Bitter and hoppy taste and, right before the finish, a taste of pure snow (strange association, I know, and this is the only beer I’ve had tonight...). Lot of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
September 12, 2014 - at Southampton Arms; on handpull. Incredibly bright and clear deep reddish copper with a decent lasting mottled beige frothy head. Smells like a somewhat more florally bitter bitter - simple, sort of sweet - taste follows - not too twiggy, reasonably balanced, not too sweet - not particularly memorable either; refreshing ... light, airy, light carbonation, quick finish - refreshing enough; clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle at Temple Brewhouse London. Clear amber beer with a decent beige head. Fruity malty aroma, citrus, grapes, grassy notes. Fruity malty flavor, caramel, grassy notes, some hay. Quite ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Bright chestnut with a thin cream head; sweet, honeyed, buttery aroma; smooth in the mouth with a rich oily texture, sweet richly roasted malts, and some chocolate and nuts, combined with a light spicy bitterness; leading to a long satisfying finish. A rather good ESB style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
bottle quasi nocciola buona schiuma leggermente grossolana piuttosto persistente discreto naso maltato bilanciato da una nota piuttosto terrosa lupoolata cosi in bocca buona secchezza discreto amaro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4981) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
5th May 2015: cask, hand-pulled pint in the Royal Oak somewhere in London. Deep red hue to the brown body, a beige head sitting on top. Malts all the way in this full bodied, smooth brew. Semi-sweet with very little hop influence in either the nose or flavour. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. It appears it is quite a good bitter: malty, caramel and with a decent amount of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy dark brown in colour, this beer pours with a huge rocky white head. It has a tart red fruit and chocolate flavour followed by cherries and roasted notes on the creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
Cask@The Railway, Streatham, London - pours dark amber brown with a reddish hue. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, caramel, toasty, some dark fruity undertones, herbal hoppy, with some light spice. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Klare dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, wenig Schokolade, gering hopfig, malzig. Geschmack leicht schokoladig, hopfig fruchtig, gering hopfig, fruchtig, gut!

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