bosta (119) - - DEC 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500 ml): ruby amber coloured, firm white head; moderate bitter flavour; medium bodied; balanced taste, not very strong,hoppy aftertaste. O.K. but not great
coletie (1) - ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was a fantastic beer in a good pub in Portsmouth. The favourite by miles for all my mates. Was memorable, clear and distinctive.
London Pride was not as good then. We travelled between London and Hampshire. Adnams was a good close second choice to HSB.
However it is rather different now and not the same. I have marked it as I use to know it and assume perhaps the bottle beer that I now find occasionally in the north is not as good as the hand pulled versions down south.
MisoW (1702) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from McTapps, thanks Sabine. Pours deep amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel, malty, bit hoppy. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, caramel, floral hops.
jjsint (887) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ the Garibaldi, St Albans. Mid-brown, clear with a white head and lots & lots of lacing. Biscuit-heavy aroma with hints of cinnamon, sulphur, raisins and wood shavings. Sweet/sulphurous taste, medium bitter finish. Classic but unsubtle. Ok it its own way but ultimately unremarkable. Never cared for this beer & it doesn’t seem to have improved under Fuller’s stewardship.
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby red ale, aroma fruity mild hops, mildly sweet with a light bitter aftertaste, soft carbonation, easy drinking good average ale.
MichaelAwesome (4446) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Union Inn in Cowes. Some hops upfront with malt, bread and some leaves. Drinkable but a bit boring, dull and tasteless. Slightly hoppy and bitter in the end. Average.
McTapps (4463) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at The Union Inn in Cowes. Pours out in a deep amber colour with low ehad and flat body. Aroma of barley and wheat with some malty hints. Taste of mild hops, barley, amlt, wheat, bread and nuts. Mild and malty finish. Nice one.
danielyabu (1219) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
average frothy offwhite head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear thick orangeish-brown body. aroma: wood, caramel, metal and moderate malt. if: moderate sweet light acidic. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, medium carbonation, chalky finish. Saboroso dulçor maltado permeado por leve acidez (lembrando ameixa fresca). Amargor gredoso escalante (com toques de cinza e um pouco de madeira também) que aparece no final me desagradou, não balanceando o sabor muito bem, nem sendo muito prazeroso. Abaixo do padrão Fuller’s.30 s
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask Red Lion, Kegworth - Dark red/brown body with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee malts with chocolate and earthy, spicy hops. Flavours are sweet malts, chocolate and earthy hops. Quite light in flavour but tasty nonetheless.
MissPxx (461) - - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely chocolate aroma. Nice dark appearance. Very drinkable. Hardly any head. Deep taste.
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AdiBeer (1425) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel and bread malts, light floral and fruity hops. Appearance: dark brown, hardly any head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: rich malty notes, bread and caramel, notes of flowers and hay. Overall: great ESB. Pint at The Dove, Hammersmith.