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Brewed by Great Heck
Style: Bitter
Goole, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A smooth, very dark, velvety bitter made with finest Maris Otter malted barley along with copious quantities of crystal and chocolate malts. A session beer with a flavour to savour.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3750) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Dark full bodied ale with an excellent balance. Fine wooded earth type flavours and brilliant smooth texture.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2011
Cask @ 2nd Saltburn Beer Festival. A clear red/brown colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma of bitter hops with some sweet fruits. The aftertaste is a little sweet and dry with some bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma with some hints of chocoalte. Has a toasted malty chooclate flavor with hints of caramel. Fruity malty slightly toasted caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dusty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090804]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Bricklayers Arms Yorkshire beer festival, February 2009. Quite dark bitter. Some burnt notes but didn’t come over like roast malt. Touch of plastic. Some earthy hops. Not bad but not great either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2009 Floral aroma. Copper mid brown coloured with a little dryness and roast in a crisp malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty with nutty and toffee notes. Sweet fruity flavour with medium roast character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... Deep brown ... musty woody malt nose ... soft fruit ... little toffee ... light hop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2009) Dark brown colour with brief, off-white head. Malty, nutty nose with dark fruit and dusty hops. Slightly roasty. Malty, nutty taste with notes of toast, dried fruit, cold coffee and dusty hops in the finish. Rather light body, smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Balanced sweetness. Nice, easy drinking, traditional bitter with a nutty malt character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is wood, caramel malts, some syrup and mild coffeeish notes as well. Flavour is wood, grass, some earth and mildly grassy and diacetylic notes.


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