BlackHaddock (3155) - 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 (9998) - 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 (973) - 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 (7642) - 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 (9434) - 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 (12964) - , 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.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask GBBF 2009 Mahogany, no head. Dark roasted malts, sweet nuts. Bitter hops in aftertaste. Tasty one.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Brigantes for the 10 points. Pours a very dark ruby brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, roasty malt and chocolate. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. Not bad. Go Tubes!
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Duck & Drake Leeds. A dark brown to mahogany coloured beer with a sparkled whitish head and copious lace. A dry nutty malty beer. Notes of chocolate and licorice. Coffee also. A thick chewy texture. Nice enough.
wimpyjoe (2615) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark full bodied ale with an excellent balance. Fine wooded earth type flavours and brilliant smooth texture.