chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - FEB 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whilst this is billed as a "traditional strong ale", it is, in reality a perfectly respectable, but none too distinctive best bitter. The US hops might add a very subtle fruity aroma and taste, but this is not very noticeable. A hint of smoky malt arrives towards the end, but the finish is mainly dominated a dry bitterness. This is a well balanced beer but quite straightforward and not bursting with flavour. OK but not one to get the tastebuds unduly excited. 500ml bottle (frombeersinabox.com) - not bottle conditioned.
Cunningham (3655) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Clear deep copper golden color with a nice white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, light hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium light body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, mild hoppy and fruity.
Overall impression: Ok handpull ale.
Personal stats: On tap at The Bluecoat in Roterham, England.
knickskicks (552) - - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Copper, white head. Nose is caramel, malts, mild fruit. Taste is nutty, caramel, toffee. Hops are very mild and malt is much more evident.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Old Bridge Hotel, Holmfirth. Darkish copper looks with a mid sized white head. Malt driven with some hoppage in the nose and flavour. Is this supposed to tatste of nettles ? Didn’t pick up on that really. Bitter finish.
Drinkable but in no way exciting. As a footnote , Mark E Smith was drinking in here with the rest of The Fall prior to playing at the Picturehouse next door which is probably more interesting than this beer.
Bullit (3722) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Paisley Beer Festival 2010. Dark copper colour, off-white head. Aroma is malty, a bit yeasty, caramel. Flavour is sour malty, a bit hoppy. Medium bitter finish. Slightly dry.
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks 07-12-09 Pours amber with a filmy white head. Some malt and light fruit and veg’. Taste is smooth but bitter, there is a crisp celery like bite, though doesn’t taste like celery may I add, finish is dry, really enjoyable beer. A6 A4 F8 P4 Ov14 3.6
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Milton Keynes BF A copper coloured beer with a sweet ricey aroma featuring hints of cherry or berries. The taste is plasticy with sharp fruits. Really not very good
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity, at Milton Keynes BF ’08. Copper amber. Rice pudding and treacle aroma. Pleasant, sweet malty taste. Some bitterness. Inoffensive and amiable beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask in the 3 Judges. Aroma is grassy bittering hop, very raw bittering hop. Taste is similar, its like theres no body just bittering hop, though its dark and slightly muddy. Not my deal.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Drayton Beer fest ’07. Copper colour with white head. The beer of this festival for me, richly malted, toffee like in parts, with light but flowery hop notes. Flavourful to the end. A good bitter.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 cask at the wenlock arms. copper with a thin white head. hoppy fruit aroma. hoppy mineral taste with malts and some fruit. far too bitter for my liking.