The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015
Feb 2014 - Cask at The Market Porter. Dark amber orange/brown, still, bubbly white head leaves some lacing. Smell - dank musty toffee, slight citrus hops. Body is light, carbonation is medium. Taste is dirty, earthy with some toffee, ashtray, mustard? A bit of a fruity tang in the finish. OK. (3.0)
July 2015 - Cask at The White Horse, Parson’s Green. This time the taste is rubbery, toffee with a hint of yoghurt, light bitterness. Much better this time. (3.5)
July 2015 - Cask at The Culpeper, Whitechapel. The barman says this is the best beer he’s ever tried. It certainly attracts a lot of fans, and I find myself coming back to it to see whether I’ve missed something. The taste is sweet toffee-ish malts, light astringency with a fruity tartness. It’s definitely a unique and interesting bitter. An enjoyable, quaffable pint. After 2.5 pints I think I’ve made my mind up on this one. (3.5)
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London. Amber colored with small head, fruity and slightly hoppy. Good bitter.
MissPxx (812) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light and smokey aroma. Medium brown colour. Tastes like bacon with a very subtle aftertaste.
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teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the Market Porter. It pours a ruby colour with a small tanned head. Aroma is faint yeast and toffee sweetness. Taste is toffee, yeast, dust. Quite tasty but not in a way I appreciate.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
June, 2003:The Anchor, Sevenoaks. A firm fruity best beer but with a full taste of oak. Yeast, sulphur and fruit on the nose. Glowing golden amber colour. After big fruit rush the finish initially goes empty, then a mild dry bitterness starts to come through along the roof of the mouth, fruit joins in briefly before the mild, dry bitterness is left alone again to end on a salty note. Pulls well above its strength, and reminded me of Abbot Ale. [3.5]
Dec, 2004: Royal Oak, London. Sweet. Oak notes. Smooth and delicious. [3.4]
Aug, 2006 Little Gem, Aylesford. Fucking glorious! This is what beer is all about - fantastically drinkable and thirst-quenching, yet packed with flavour. So tasty you want more and more and more, and to keep on drinking for ever, yet interesting and varied enough to invite investigation and contemplation. Sweet malt and a stunning burst of hops. Fragrant, flowery, infused and floating, earthy and gently spicy, warm hop oil burning on the tip of the tongue. O yes. O yes, yes, yes. [4.7]
March, 2007Kings Head, Battle Awesome. Fresh and unbelievably flavoursome. I could drink this all day. I WANT to drink this all day. In here, in this pub. Die happy. 
Feb 2009 Who’d Ha Thought It, Rochester. Each time I have this beer I love it. I love it. I love it. It’s a perfect drinking beer. 
June 2009 Cask at Lewes Arms, Lewes, and seven other locations, including the brewery, on the RateBeer Harveys Brewery Tour Fucking glorious! Best goddamn beer in the world. 
March, 2011 Plough, Eynsford. Oh! There is so much character and flavour in this beer. The hop blend, the yeast, the open fermentation, the wild bret, all contribute to making one of the world’s most consistently fascinating, satisfying and enjoyable beers. This is my desert island beer. Caramel, toffee, wood, wet leather, spice, hops, lovely. 
Oct, 2011 Victoria, Eastbourne My reward for completing the Beachy Head Marathon is a pint of the best beer in the world, served in one of the best pubs in the world. Absolutely spanking gorgeous. Sweet, characterful malt - best quality brewing malt in the world. And that scintillating blend of English hops. No Bret in this batch, which means the malt and the hops play main stage, and what a show they put on. Unbelievably great beer. 
Sept, 2013 Royal Oak, London. Unfrickingbelievable how beautiful this beer is. [5.0]
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Barley Mow, Englefield Green, 06/11/13.
Clear copper amber with a thin off white covering that leaves the building.
Nose is dark fruit, toffee, wild yeast notes, biscuit crumble.
Taste comprises tangy fruit, yeast, light brett, straw, earhty.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry bitterness in the finale.
Decent and pretty unique bitter.
elbernays (874) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee caramel. Mild bitterness. Light body. Low carbonation. Dark fruit. Oak Woodchip. Oily mouthfeel.
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in a tall pint glass, has barely any head and a middling brown body. Flavour is all malt, rather drinkable and simple, with a wet finish. I couldn’t pick this one out of a crowd if you paid me.
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Sun, Harlington. A shade lighter than chestnut brown. Slightly sour aroma, raw wood, a tad astringent. Very bitter/sour taste. Complex at first but uncompromising bitterness takes over.
MannyGoldberg (168) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Royal Oak in Borough, London- 30th August 2013. Looks like a pint of bitter. Nose is caramel with some sourness (the Brett down in their Lewes brewery?). Taste is grassy with some hoppy tones and zing. Medium mouthfeel. Great stuff and nice to have a decent pint of it after so many badly kept efforts.
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