illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Dickens Tavern in London, near Paddington Station. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma has lots of toffee malts. Malt backbone of toffee, caramel, and grains that is balanced by a mild herbal bitterness. A tad sweeter and fruitier than many of the other bitters I sampled. Subtle tea flavors on the finish. Not too shabby.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, with some citrus hops. Flavor is yeasty, slightly fruity with a bitter citrus finish.
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint cask TMSC, Torpoint, Cornwall.
Reddish brown bitter with tight white head, Dry but a bit heavy with a bitter finish.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[661-20070923] Cask @ Prince of Wales (Didcot, OX). Citrus aroma background has a bit of fruity caramel, paprika, and malty grains. Clear, amber brown body with a small long-lasting foamy off-white head. Spicy citrus hops flavour hints at paprika. Medium body thoroughly coats the mouth. Interesting and almost repeatable but could be a little cloying.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on cask at a few places. amber, faint but lingering head, aroma of red berry, grass and toffee, firm, hints of public swimming pool, mild bitterness, pretty drinkable
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at a Wetherspoons at Heathrow. Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is quite spicy with nice earthy hops and a soft grainy Maris Otter malt. Flavour is well-balanced with light fruitiness behind the earthy/spicy hops. A lightly spicy earthy bitterness. Nice pint.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 pint (at Wetherspoon in London) Amber clear colour with a nice creamy head. Light aroma of toffee and hints of malt. Flavour of malt and caramel very tasty in the aftertaste.
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with a small but lasting white head. Caramel malty aroma with some grassy hops. Sweet and smooth, some caramel and butterscotch but balanced by the fresh hoppy bitterness.
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good session pint, solid. Quite fruity with hints of yeast and some malt. Decently hopped finish.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham, 28/09/07. Clear amber with a little head. Aroma is mainly malt and alcohol, some hops. The alcohol comes through in the taste too and warms the finish. There’s a persistent fruity aftertaste. Overall, this is a solid if unspectacular ale. It’s a workhorse of a brand for GK and a "good port in a storm" when there’s little variety of ale on offer, but unlikely to ever be anyone’s favourite ale.