DuchessOfIowa (70) - Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of a can. Aroma is herbal, piney, with a little citrus. Nice rich amber hue with lacing as I drink. Caramel sweetness and typical English hops flavor that is faint with some pine and minimal citrus. Soft dry bitterness on the palate.
Poobah (331) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bronze with a dense, medium head, some lacing and a honey, peach nose. Malty intro with a mildly-carbonated, soft palate reminiscent of an English Ale. Finishes with honey, barely ripe peaches, and a mild bitterness.
MrJamesMcEwan (153) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
* Bottle. Pours gold, clear, with a tan head.
* Aroma fruity hops & bready, caramel malts.
* Palate is medium body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Taste is caramel, nut, bread & slight spice.
* Finish is malty, bittersweet, moist.
* Overall refreshing, caramel, nut, bread.
ZacM612 (329) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color with a medium white lacing head. Malty aroma, not a lot of hops. Smooth, not bad.
robinvboyer (3582) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Listed everywhere i see it as an apa, but this classification of bitter is more appropriate, maybe even english pale ale. Clear gold pour, with a small white head. Aroma is slightly pungent, subtle uk hops, pale malts, decent cereals, mouthfeel and carb are spot on, the finish is lightly bitter with some floral uk hops, and a solid malt bill. Nothing spectacular, but well executed and a good session ale.
BeerViking (3265) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Richmond upon Thames, pours amber-brown with a thin head and a fruity, lightly earthy hop nose. Lightly nutty with toffeeish malt and an earthy bitterness, with a bit less gas this would be a quite decent "premium bottled ale".
ametras (813) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Heart & Crown - Byward Market. Clear copper with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are toasted cereals, citrus and caramel with fruity notes. Light body, soft carbonation, slick texture.
WillMase (10) - Colchester, Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is lacklustre, not much to it really. Looks fantastic a very deep dark honey colour. Taste is what you would expect from a bitter, itís bitter but very drinkable. On the palate itís interesting, rather fizzy on the tongue but almost sticky on the way down. Overall: ok, nothing spectacular.
KoRoBeNiKi (131) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at a local Pizza place. Aroma of fruit with light caramel and hops. Light amber color with a slight white head. Hoppy flavor with with spice and caramel to give it backbone. Easily drinkable with a hoppy finish.
I liked this more than most other bitters. Itís not as boring thanks to the spice kick.
Johnsense (1016) - - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, large head. Aroma is bready, caramel, earthy hops. Caramel and bread up front, bitter hopping in the background, malty finish. Medium body. Easy drinking.