Isle of Purbeck Fossil Fuel
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Brewed by Isle of Purbeck
Style: Bitter
Swanage, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular.
A light amber best bitter with a fresh malt and peppery hop aroma. Balanced malt and the hop presence lead to a pleasantly dry and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (637) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
Cask. Excellent reddish pour, with beautiful creamy head. Decent malty nose. Solid malty character, very creamy and smooth finish. Buttery toffee. Somewhat nitrous-y, which may turn some off, but I’m a sucker for malt and cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
A very impressive amber coloured best bitter. A distinctly dry beer with some full malts in the aroma, plenty of tangy hop on the palate and a rasping bitterness on the finish. Crisp and refreshing. Cask (handpump), Bankes Arms, Studland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2006
Cask Conditioned at the Market Porter, Borough, London. Chestnut colour with large beige head. Full bitter flavour, good value bitter that drinks well from top to bottom. The bitter bite holds your attention and demands quaffing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2008
bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Hazy copper colour, small beige head. Malty and very fruity nose. Malty with good fruity flavours (peach, lemon, orange and bitter orange). Intensively hoppy in the lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask@3rd Stortford Beer Festival, Bishops Stortford. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is quite sulphury, wooden, earthy, mildly malty and some slight spicy notes as well. Flavour is fruity, wooden and mildly resiny and spicy as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
CAsk conditioned @ Guide Dog Beer Festival. Spicy hops with a well balanced malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2009
Cask/handpump at O’Briens of Brentford, pours a copper-amber with a light white head. Nose has hops, a hint of yeast, a touch of lemon and pepper, body is nicely balanced and refreshing, with the hops and juicy malt both coming through right from the first taste and a clean bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
[3153-20100723] 500mL bottle. Light bread grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick foamy white head. Light floral bready yeast flavour. Medium body. Drinkable but a little odd.
(At a wedding in Bournemouth, England; w/ jerc, mebden)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ The 3rd Stortford Beer Festival, British Legion Club, 28 Windhill, Bishops Stortford , England CM23 2NG.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110729]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottle.Slightly cloudy which put me off. After that it wasn’t too bad. Poured with a medium head and a slight hopppiness. Profoundly bitter and quite pleasant although the initial appearance didn’t really help.

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