niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Bree Louise, Euston. Dark chestnut with little head. Smoky start, dried dark fruit. Hops finish off. Decent.
Garrold (2014) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. North Bar, Leeds. Dark brown. Thick, dense, lasting beige head. Dried fruit and dark malt. Some chocolate malt. A little astringency. Taste is fruity dry. Some dried fruit sweetness. Smooth, creamy palate. Dry, bitter finish. Nice bitter, and in excellent nick, too.
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Chocolate raisin, dark fruit and smoke in the flavour. Malty-bitter finish.
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Ruby brown colour ok beige head lacing. Aroma is weetabix toffee light roasted malts. Taste is similar some nuttiness. Good smooth body and mouthfeel. V Good yorkshire bitter.
BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in ’Far From The Madding Crowd’ Oxford on 23rd Nov 13.
No head on my dark brown pour (wasn’t in the greatest condition to be fair).
Malts lead the way with this session ale, slight chocolate feel to both the nose and taste but generally pretty tasteless and forgettable. I might be being unkind because I nearly took it back as it was obviously on it’s last legs.
Fairly smooth for a Bitter with very little actual hop bitterness, or there wasn’t at the end of the barrel my half came from.
HenrikSoegaard (11052) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Casl at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
ralphdot (1002) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
3.8% deep amber colour with a good head, caramel malt aroma, treacle toffee taste.
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark brown with a bubbly head. Aromas are cocoa powder with light coffee and raisins. Slightly vinous with hints of lactose and liquorice. Flavours are chocolate malts with some roast character and nutty notes. Grapefruit and dark chocolate bitterness with a peppery finish. Decent.
imdownthepub (10860) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark brown to chestnut with slight head. Dry, pretty malty beer, quite smooth with a chocolate overtone. Some bitterness, lacks some depth though. It’s reasonable.
madmitch76 (16489) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Light brown beer. A little malt and a little hops. Inoffensive but just another boring English bitter.