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


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Clear deep dark red beer with brief tan head. Slight lacing. Bready, nutty aroma. Bright mouthfeel. Flavour is full, balanced and moreish. A malty, walnutty character with a herbal hopped dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2068) - 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 star’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber brown with a small off white head. Rough malt aroma with a touch of marmalade. Pleasant full sweet malt taste, a little peppery, with some bitterness. Hammerpot don’t seem to be getting the best of ratings, however I’ve had a couple this week. Martlet was pretty good. This one, I thought was first class. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Victory Brighton. A hazy chestnut coloured beer with a slight ring of white bubbles. Fruity malty bready flavours. Nice autumnal notes. Fruity aroma with a touch of spice. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2010
cask at cloisters ... dark red brown .... thin lacing ... soft spicy malt nose .... sweet malts with a bitter back bone ... toffee ... little metalic ... decent enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Cask at the Claret. It pours clear deep brown with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich, sweet toffee, light cocoa, wood, leather and brown bread. The taste is smooth, rich, bitter - sweet, toffee, dark fruits, wood, light spice, chewy malt and brown bread with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great condition. Rich and pretty flavoursome. Good bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6611) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Chestnut with slight head. A pretty smooth, malty beer with heavy toffee, caramel flavours. Quite cloying and a touch sweet for me to really enjoy it. Not totally sure about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5884) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Hazy reddish copper in colour with a thin cream head; full malty aroma; earthy sweet malt flavours and a gently bitter finish. Very pleasant.

   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.

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