kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Also on tap at Golden Pheasant. Quite nice with more notable hops clean and a nice head.
Vladivostok (198) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Darkish bitter with no aroma whatever. I would have given it zero for this feature but the system doesnít allow me to. Doughy and rather flat palate which doesnít encourage quantity drinking. It kind of finishes but has anybody ever noticed? Really dismal stuff. What on Earth do they make it from?
daniele (4471) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ramata leggero discreta schiuma media persistenza malto toffe note caramellate maltsta biscotto
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dear God this is truly abysmal. My 1st GK beer for a long while and certainly my last. Has that terrible pungent sour GK smell that verges on manure. The palate is all over the place, between sweet malt and harsh astringency. A realeffort to finish. Possibly a beer that hadnít been taken care of on the cellar, but I wonít be going near it again.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hops, caramel malts and light prune-like fruitiness gel in this velvety but perhaps understated Brown Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear dark copper.
-Stone-like minerals are present (but are harmonious with these ingredients, which isnít the case imho with some citrusy Golden Ales which have the same hard water notes).
-The leafy hop bitterness creates balance.
-This Bitter might not surprise anyone, but it is well done and this particularly cask was well-kept.
On cask at The Mermaid at Burford.
gowdy (643) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at The Chapel off Edgware Road in London. A darker brown. Small head with low carbonation.
AWS9 (445) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy, nutty, malty, caramely, some other -ys. Nice brown pour. Smooth, creamy finish, but itís also a bit thin on the finish as well. Starts off nicely enough, yet finishes rather bland. The whole is less than the sum of its parts on this one, but certainly not bad overall.
Osprey87 (917) - London via, WALES - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub Notts. Nice surroundings and a standard bitter which I enjoyed. Nothing mindblowing mind you.
jaguarxj6 (29) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask.@Blue Stops Chesterfield. Monthly guest beer. Ruby coloured with fruity aroma and similar taste. Some caramel and nuts in there aswell. Found this rather pleasant and very quaffable. How it compares to years ago is unknown to me,but there is little wrong with the current brew. Not the best beer in the world,but a long way from being the worst. Nice.
tommann (2295) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Habberley Social Club, Kidderminster. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is bready malt and a little coffee. Taste has bread and coffee to start with a yeasty, green apple finish.