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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.


mirjukka's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, - APR 30, 2012
cask GBBF 2009 Mahogany, no head. Dark roasted malts, sweet nuts. Bitter hops in aftertaste. Tasty one.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1718) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1773) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4149) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10786) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (994) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.8% deep amber colour with a good head, caramel malt aroma, treacle toffee taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Light brown beer. A little malt and a little hops. Inoffensive but just another boring English bitter.


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