essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk 28/03/13. Clear copper. Pours thick cream head, collapsing to good covering that lasts well. Med carb. Aroma - Toffeeish malt, lightly roasted grain and sweet, dark fruit. Little bit yeasty. Taste - Lightly sweet; rounded caramel and faintly roast malt. Caramel sweetness blends well with the lightly fruity hops. Some nice, light hoppy spiciness. Little bit metallic. Some yeastiness. Lightly bitter-sweet, clean finish. Good balance. Little aftertaste. Med body. A pretty decent, darkish bitter, though the slight metallic & yeast taste can be slightly off-putting, and it doesn’t quite satisfy; might be the lack of a significant hop aftertaste.
Graham77 (203) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 500 ml bottle. Aroma is brown sugar for me, quite pleasant. Nice brown/red colour with an off white head that retains quite well. Taste has a slightly medicinal note like cough syrup with medium sweetness and medium bitterness. The first time I tried this I thought the sweetness of the malt dominated the hops but second time it seems to be more hoppy. A pleasant ale though.
BOBBDrinker (50) - - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lively light chestnut bitter from fyne ales. This ale is not particularly strong, but is a pleasant drink, with a light cream to tan head this beer is a simple dark bitter. It has a subtle fruity aroma but is overpowered by malt and hop. Unfortunately the fruit has no role in the beer but the hops and malts compliment each other very well to make an overall good bitter.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500cl Bottle @ Scotland trip. Brown coloured beer with no carbonation and a small brown head. Special light roasted hinted aroma. medium palate. Finish is light sweeter malty with a longer bitter sweet ending. medium.
jamesie1857 (1187) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - Ruby colour with your standard bitter head. Light slightly floral nose, some brown sugar. The taste is very much of a classic bitter. Some caramel, nuttiness. A bit rustic, nice dry finish. This pint plays it straight as a bitter, though that’s not a bad thing. it was very well put together.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell 1 Nov 12. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. God plommearoma. Smaken plommer & druer. Lite annet. Grei.
Geiserich (3083) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma has notes of dark sugar, malt and hops. Brown color, brownish head. Flavor is maly, caramelic, roasted malt and hops. Hoppy, bitter end.
Theydon_Bois (6506) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/12/12.
Dark chestnut brown with a thin of white head that retains well. Good lacing follows.
Nose is caramel malt, dark toffee, light spice.
Taste follows, caramel malt, biscuit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, bitter finish.
Stuartyboy (416) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddy brown beer sampled in West kirk strong malt flavor with taste of red fruits satisfying mouth feel in this well rounded bitter
Rune (7246) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half, cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell Clear dark brown. Low but stable, off-white head. Aroma contains dusty hops added by a backdrop of tart berries. Tart and sweet flavour of caramel malts, toffee and berries. Gentle bitter ending. Nice British bitter (London, 01.11.2012).