Insane0420 (8) - - DEC 12, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
It is very smooth has a bitter after taste one I will skip next time does have a floating device in can kinda weird. Taste almost flat
nihtila (1012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
31.7.2014. Pours brown. Average malts on the nose. Tastes malts, some lemon, bitter, stuffy.
at_the_hop (17) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
What I imagine fermented dirty dish water to taste like. Bad enough that I will leave a pub if this is all they have on. There are worse beers, but not many.
Senka (808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
When I mentioned that I used to love this beer to one of the 10K+ raters - I got weird looks and I was told to never to mention it again. Anyways, I loved it - it was cheapest available, creamy and smooth as Beamish Red, easy going and fulfilling. Good with roasted lamb and curry. Could drink it all evening and chat bs with locals. Miss it a lot.
niquillis (1348) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at Red Lion, Cheddleton. Pours nut brown with off white head. Malty bitter, nuttiness throughout. It’s Ok and far superior to their dreadful keg offering.
Renobob (1047) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bue au cask. Classique anglaise sans bulle et sans alcool. Maltée, pas de houblon au palais. Bof quoi.
MissPxx (665) - - OCT 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Good thick creamy head. Hoppy and creamy with a hint of chestnuts. Mild hoppy aroma.
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gegwilson (1679) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in the Whitby Rugby Club. To be fair the cask version of john Smiths isn’t a bad drink. Some of the ratings on here seem to be for keg/extra smooth, which is admittedly terrible. The cask version is a very standard and drinkable bitter that tastes pretty much of you would expect. Biscuit malt flavour and very average.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Again at some working mens club in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Got absolutely nailed that night, clearly remember and can see from my notes that I did not like this at all. Not much smell, light in the flavour and mouthfeel department. It probably goes down well in large quantities. No thanks.
Lambister (266) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank in London. Frothy white slow head. Dark amber color. Moderate malts and hops on the nose. Moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate. Aromas and flavors are thin and all in all this was not as good as expected.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask red lion wetherby. Dark amber colour good white head great lacing. Aroma is weak malts. Taste is slight sweet malts good biiter finish. Medium thin body sot carbonation. Standard bitter ok at push