Brewed by Island (Isle Of Wight Brewery Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Newport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
The addition of roasted malt produces a rich brown beer and mouthfeel, counterbalanced by sufficient hops to rise to the nose and to refresh the throat of the most parched of sailors in a subtle complexity of flavours and texture found only when brewed with integrity in ingredients.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Pours clear deep amber with low white head. Aroma of bread, light citrus, light caramel. Taste is sweet with a bready and bitter finish. Light, almost creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottled 500ml (from IOW shop)
Clear amber color, small white head. Light riped fruits and hops in the nose. Light-bodied. Pale malty, grassy bitterness with dry piney finish. Typical English ale. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9233) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle split with Sarah at home. Thanks to Sarah for picking this up from the island. Aroma is big dirty silage, fermenting grass, hop matter, veg, dirty hay, some unrefined sugars. Clear mid amber coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Flavour is composed of slight unrefined sugars, dirty grass, straw, sileage, dirty grassy. Assertive rough bitterness. Palate is dry and some minerality, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8684) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Burnley Beer Festival 2015. Copper coloured with a malty nose and a more balanced hop-malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
On gravity at the White Lion, Bristol, January 2015. Deep gold with a slight, off-white, head. Sweet, caramel and bready malts, apricot fruits and short, bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Cask at the Waterfront Inn, IoW during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours clear, amber-gold with a white foam head. The nose has lightly sweaty grains with secondary leafy notes. Light sweet flavor with some decent citrusy hops, orange, grainy bread, light earth and leaves, some peppery aspect. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Moderate sweetness to finish with more toasted grains and mild rindy orange. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Lowie. Clear amber lasting white head. Malty apple aroma. Over carbonated. It’s an ok best bitter. It’s fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (741) - - NOV 7, 2014
A dark amber going on brown colour. Aromas of malt, toffee and nuts. The taste is a of malts with notes of hazelnuts, toffee and salt. There is a harsh, slightly metallic, taste as well from the hops. A little too astringent for my taste. The finish is really bitter, but not entirely in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Dark bread, grain, leafy greens, wood, nuts, dough, light rotten eggs, mushrooms. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Long dry wooden finish. A bit dirty but has some good aspects as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at the Waterfront Inn Shanklin, during the IOW Jolly Day, 24/08/14. Clear golden amber with a good sized light beige/off white covering - a decent looker! Nose is not so good, sulphuric wafts, light bread, straw, burnt tones. Taste comprises mellow fruits, light cherry, biscuit tones. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterings. Mediocre stuff.

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