haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled from Sainsburys. Has kept a crumb of the cask’s biscuity finish but somehow lost the body and feel that I re-rated the cask with recently - thin feeling in the mouth, a little sweaty, not inspiring.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint can. Not my style. Tasted flat and was almost painful. I knew things would go downhill when I saw how creamy it looked.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 Pint can. Golden with a big, creamy white head. A rich, creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a little like sourdough with a english hops coming in for the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful dark and gold. Hops and malt are dominant on a velvety palate. The bitter enters late in the game, but scores the winning touchdown. This is a good beer that I revisit every once in a while.
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, champagne bubbes, low foamy lacing amber head.
Fresh English hops and biquit malt.
Light bisquit malt body with a nice whiff of hops (citrus, pine, dust).
One of the better bottled ales.
oh6gdx (25174) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, big white foamy head. Fruity bitter aroma. Bitter fruity flavour with sweetish finish. Makes mouth a bit sticky. Local pub (Public Corner) seems to enjoy taking in British bitters...
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colour. Tobacco nose. Bitter hoppy flavour. Thick sparkling head. Acidic citrus taste. A little sweetness. Segments of dark chocolate. Bitter palate. Medium bodied.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Compare to Old Speckled Hen but with less yeast and a touch more hops. Compare to Wexford but with less maltiness and a touch more hops. Compare to Tetly’s and Boddington’s but with more flavor period. Awesome pub beer with a great mouth feel. Get on tap or in a nitrogen can.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro can. orange/ copper with a creamy white head. classic English bitter aroma...sweet grainy malt, a little thin on the palate, lightly hopped. not bad, not great either.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
needs Costello. Hop bubbles, too simplic, bitter and in fact weak taste. Maybe this works fresh and cask-conditioned, but was difficult to finish. Hard to get in Canada, Joey was my guide at Chesters.