Brewed by Hammerpot
Style: Bitter
Arundel, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

A deep mahogany to ruby red bitter. Full bodied and slightly vinous malt character soundly balanced with the finest English hops. Celebrating the aircraft that broke the world speed record over Sussex in 1953.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
I had this beer thanks to Cheeseman. Something was off, but Iím rating it just to get the tick. Thatís a bummer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Brown. Off white carbonation. Toasty, vinous, and cocoa powder malt with a mild earthy bitterness. Medium/light body, smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8107) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask (Gravity) at Charlbury Beer festival 04-07-09 Pours hazy dark amber, another beer that whilst tasted fine, condition wise was a little too hazy. Some dusty hops show. Its fruity feels quite thick in the mouth, drinks well but never excites. A6 A2 F6 P3 Ov13 3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (South Western Arms, Southampton) - Brown/copper coloured. Malty and lightly fruity aroma. Lightly sweet and hoppy taste with a well balanced hoppy, malty and fruity finish which features a hint of caramel and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1862) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2008
A deep browm beer, the colour of laquered wood, few bubbles with a little swirly head. Rich caramel and dark fruit aromas. Sweet like black cherries with a chocolate finish. Slick and oily on the tongue. Tasty but not overly special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask gravity at SIBA BF, Paddock Wood. Hazy russet, thin beige head. It’s a slightly malty, red berry best bitter, some mild choc. It’s ok, nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1708) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
[on handpump at the Retreat, Reading] Pours a very attractive deep bronze-brown, with amber highlights - like a naturally dark-haired female pop starís new hairdo. No head and no carbonation. Smells beguilling - hints of smoke and blackcurrant. Taste not quite as strong as aroma suggested - just a hint of smoke, some stewed fruits, a bit of leather, some red wine and some treacle, with just the right amount of bitterness to prevent it feeling sticky. Reminded me of a cross between a mild (maybe Pint-Sized Mild) and an old ale (perhaps Stonehenge Old Smokey), but without quite the depth or finish of either. Nevertheless, this is a very enjoyable brew that I could happily drink again. Recommended. c8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Tashi.
Lovely red brown colour with a bubbly off white head. Peachy fruity aroma with some pineapple and sweet malt in the background. Dry and dusty flavour with some alka seltzer like tangy character. Earthy malt is a little too earthy if you get me. Dry finish with a hint of bitterness. nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5359) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
Brighton Beer Fest. A dark beer with some roast and hop bitterness, and a lot of garden mud character. Vague wet wood and old socks. Quite pleasant, but also potentially unpleasant. Initially sweet tasting, but mouthfeel is quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. More deep copper colour than red, Iíd say. Toffee and faint chocolate in the aroma. Soft, smooth mouthfeel with some caramel malt and a touch of treacle sweetness. Dries out a bit on the finish. Despite all the malt touches, the mouthfeel was a bit lightweight. More hop presence would have pepped this up a bit.

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