Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity Cask @ Hampshire Bowman Beer Festival (18/06/05). Orangey/amber colour. Lots of fruity yeast notes which dominate the hops and malt. Oddly drinkable.
seuinoz (141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best bitter i have tried.
i have tried much better bitters out there.
head was a golden white that quickly goes down to nothing.
taste was not all that impressive, kind of bland,hints of orange peels fill the mouth, that was the best part about this beer.
read the side of the bottle do not refridgate(kind of scary)
serve at 55 degrees (f)
i did that and it was not that pleasant on drinking.
the beer had a hefty price tag too $4.99
not worth that kind of price.
sunevdj (2919) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 15, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours with a light head. Tastes mostly dry. Otherwise a thin taste of malt and citrusy fruitiness. Light, bitter finish.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber colour. Neutral nose. Dry and medium bodied with notes of honey and resin. A restrained beer in full control of it’s flavours with a grassy, bitter finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Light orange with a thin white head. Earthy hops and flowers in the aroma, thin bodied, mellow carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Dark golden with nice white head. Fruity (peach, melon), juicy, citrus, earthy, pleasent bitterness. Medium bodied.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. A pretty standard bitter. Earthy and slightly malty. Fairly watery, a hint of some citrus hop flavours, perhaps floral.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Looked great - robust orange, excited head that knitted down quickly. Aroma was fairly heady as well, good fruity/flowery mixture. Shame that the taste was non-descript; well, not quite, or else I couldn’t tell you that it was like something that had got mixed up in the pipes, bitter but not good bitter, fruity but not fresh fruit. Tea? More Red Label than Assam. Would love to try from cask, this promised much but delivered less.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 Cask conditioned - Shepherd and Flock Farnham. A mid brown bitter with a slight hop aroma. The taste is mostly bitterness and is clean and satisfying. IMO All Hogs Back beers are better cask than BC. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 2.4 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.0
stronk (2) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Judging from the other comments, this is not a beer to be tried from a bottle. On tap it is a very good English-style bitter. It has a slight residual sweetness which reminds me of an ESB. Not too bitter; I'd love to know which hops this uses as it really does taste like tea (I'd say: 'slight aromatic flavour'). A small amount of sourness adds to the tea experience and a medium body makes it a fantastic choice for a session.