ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly average as an ale, but on the other hand has no bad characteristics. Malt based flavours.
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In cask form this beer is 4.4% and I have drank it at various festivals over the years.
This review is of two pints drank in the Weatherspoon’s ’Jewel of the Severn’ in Bridgnorth, Shropshire on the 5th April 2007..
Mid copper colour with a good off white head, this beer suits a pint glass, which is what I drank it out of.
Malts and a wiff of citrus and a floral aroma from both pints.
Creamy texture and taste, with a bitterness that gives the beer a little bit of tartness.
The flavours stay and the creaminess helps to ensure the beer sticks around in thethroat.
Very drinkable beer, try it if you see it on cask.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Spoons in Macclesfield. Clear gold with a white head. Fruity aroma and a sweetish malty flavour, bit of bitterness in the end. Fairly standard English bitter but a fairly decent one in my opinion.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in September 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Hazy pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Weak digestive biscuit on the nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a weak digestive biscuit base with syrupy raisins and little else. Strong metallic tang in the hop resins impart an astringent aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty but runs out of steam though. A poor effort from the extensive portfolio.
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Cask. Deep gold, beige/tan head. Mild aroma, mostly sweet malt. Something else I can’t place. Balanced finish.
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at standing order ... copper ... light zezty lemon nose... soft toffee fruits ... hint of lemon
DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Square Peg, Birmingham. Bright ginger colour, and white fluff. Sweet aroma. Toffee malt in the mouth, which is not too sweet and has a little roast. Smooth and rich. A pleasant full ESB.
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar (JDW), Bristol 5/04/2011. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish cereal malts with a touch of berry fruit and moderately bitter finish. Ok.
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the White Swan (JDW), Solihull. Gold with a dense cream head; sour grain aroma; red fruit flavour; dry finish. A simple but tasty bitter.
wheresthepath (1809) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[handpull at Hope Tap, Reading] 4.4% ABV when I had it too - which correlates with brewers website. Chestnut colour with a thin, lasting, soap-sud like head. Initially bitter, then treacle, earth, autumn leaves and some honey. Aftertaste bittersweet with some earth & treacle; very sticky mouthfeel. Tastes stronger than ABV would suggest. An enjoyable pint, but stickiness would mean you wouldn’t want too much.