Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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cask, November seasonal
This golden-brown bitter has a chocolate, toffee and roasted malt aroma, leading to a biscuity flavour and a long, dry hop finish.
Hops used: Challenger, Fuggles, Goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask at the moon under water Watford JDW. Burnt orange copper pour with a steadfast creamy head. Subtle aromas of strawberry, caramel and toffee. Flavours is sweet coffee cake, camp coffee. Some berry and dried fruits come through. Palate is smooth and creamy. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2688) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; light copper pour with velvety smooth off white head, slight nutty aroma, taste has roasted malts some toffee and a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
Clear copper with thick lasting lips ticking creamy off-white foam head. Aroma is coffee. Taste is mix of bitter coffee and some chocolate. Long light bitter coffee aftertaste. (Humberside 201212) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Cask @ Ship Tavern, Holborn WC2. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear red brown, bubbly off-white head, roasted malt and nutty aroma, dark chocolate, malty flavour, easy to drink, malty aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Taken at a local pub on 29th Nov 2011, hand pulled into a UK pint sleeve. Amber/golden hue to the body with a cream coloured frothy head sat on top, the sparkler at the end of the swan’s neck ensuring the beer took a while to settle in the glass (and give that frothy crown). The aroma was more malt than hop, roasted/toasted malts to be precise, nuts too. Semi-sweet malty flavour, biscuity/bready feel to the taste; smooth and easy to drink. A dry bitterness arrives towards the end of each sip, just to remind you this is a UK Bitter not a creamy, sweet brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Cask at the White Lion, Tenterden. Golden amber witha dense cream head; malty aroma; smooth, with a caramel flavour with a touch of red fruit; the finish is light and biscuity with some gently bitter hops. A workmanlike bitter - fine, but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - NOV 22, 2011
Melon skin, smoke, plum smell. Clean brown colour with a frothy offwhite heae. Light thin medium body. Rich wood, smokey and malt. Starts medium bitter with an ash finish. Toasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe] Amber with a moderate white head. Caramel at first, with roasted hints. Odd but enjoyable savoury biscuit flavour develops before a smooth finish. Nice. c6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask handpull at The Pheasant Ashford. Clear pale chestnut colour. Lasting creamy head from sparkler. Malty aroma. Lovely rich mid brown malts. I mean its a tasty malty best bitter. Ticks all the boxes with an extra one for being just damn good. The reason I like drinking bitter.

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