Brewed by Grainstore (Davises Brewing Co)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Oakham, England
Serve in English pint


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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A full strength mahogany coloured beer, which has a moreishness typical of a beer possessing the fine balance of pronounced hop bitterness & aroma against a natural malty sweetness, creating a deceivingly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3238) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
Ruby brown bitter with dense white head, minimal aroma. Some red apples and mango. Fairly sweet shortcake malt and a balancing pithy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Medium bodied, some sweetness in the aroma, mostly malts with a malty bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 29, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Caramel brown...slight haze...creamy frothy head...good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts...hint of yeast....some fruity malt
Taste of caramel malts...smooth malts...light bitter hops...some yeasty fruity ester...smooth toffee
Palate - soft carb...medium body..very smooth...creamy mouthfeel...oily texture. Finish has a slight hint of liquorice...increased bittereness...bitter hops come through much more...biscuity malt....lingering bit metallic bitterness.
Overall - Quire a good bitter with flavour but spoilt by that metallic edge on the bit over-lingering finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2012
Bottled at 137:ans, Södertälje. Cloudy amber, small head. Fruity nose with dusty;, spicy hops. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Grainy malt, ripe fruits and long resiny bitter. OK bottle conditioned strong bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. Pours a dark copper with a tight off-white head. The aroma initially struck me as quite sugary sweet with an underlying malty bitterness. Raisin and biscuit notes developed further down the glass. Very bitter and a little oily across the tongue. It tastes of very bitter, almost burnt sugar which morphs into the bitterness that you find when chewing roasted malt. There is a little pleasant digestive biscuit taste but this quickly vanishes leaving a tangy slightly metallic dry bitter aftertaste. A ’bitter’ bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1180) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
On cask at picture house, Colwyn bay. Pours amber. Toffee apple start with a peppery bitter finish. Very meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr (28 Jan 12) - nutty aroma, clear amber with off-white head, caramel with hint of fruit / apple, prolonged bitter aftertaste, smooth to drink, quite well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at The Pommelers Rest, London. Copper color, small offwhite head. Toffee aroma, fruity, apples, some bread. Fruity flavor, hoppy, a little spicy, apples. Peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Cask. Deep brown color. Off-white head. Very woody nose, some deep malt flavor. The taste is a bit sweet, tangy. Long duration. Like eating a mahogany closet. Medium texture. soft carbonation. Overall, OK. Very one note and woody. At least it has flavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Cask. Hazy amber/golden with medium off-white head. Rather nutty aroma blaanced by a good use of hops. Fruity matly taste,with a medium bitter finish.

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