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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2834) - 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 (23713) - 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 (2344) - 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 (4787) - 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 (18322) - 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 (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
A little hazy, amber/orange colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of sweet fruits. The taste of some caramel fruity, dry with a little bitter some spices and a small sour. The aftertaste is bitter with sweets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3538) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle. Slightly cloudy dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, flowers. Gentle carbonation - mouthfeel is pretty much like as from a cask. Taste has toffee and fruity sweetness - pears, berries - mingled with quite big lingering hop bitterness that’s a little spicy right at the end. A pretty good bitter that has bottled really well.

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