rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
440ml nitro can into a pint glass.
Pours a rich clear copper with a cascading tan had that settles into a two finger cap. Really good lacing and head retention.
Aroma has a definite metallic twang but otherwise is pretty light. Some pear and caramel but nothing really sticks out too prominently.
The taste is quite nice. Caramel and bready grain along with pears and some peaches. Caramel and toffee along with toast provides a light roasted character. Bitterness is sharp but pleasant although it comes close to being acrid. Finish is crisp and clean giving this beer tons of drinkability.
Overall, an average nitro English bitter. Not on the same level as Old Speckled Hen or Tetley’s but better than Boddington’s. At $7.99 a 4 pack, the price is alright and I can see myself picking this up again.
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The "Extra Cold" version. Pours a finger of head of dark straw body.
The aroma is, well, nothing.
The taste is balanced, almost nothing.
The texture is smooth.
Easy to drink, like water but smoother.
Sim81 (11) - - MAY 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extra Smooth. Some decent depth of toasty flavour but disappointingly watery and so lacks body as a result.
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at the Masonic Arms, Kirkcudbright. Insipid tawny brown with a creamy head. Light malt aroma. Caramel, metal, malt and honey on the bittersweet but confused taste. Unprovoked weirdness on the bitter aftertaste. Not for me...
Vighals (1804) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mørk orangebrun klar med fingerhøyt kremete offwhite skum som ligger. Lukter lett karamell, malt og noe metall. Svært lett. Bart et lite hint av sødme. Uten kullsyre.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper in color. Watery mouth feel. Light toasty flavor. Cant really detect an aroma. Overall, a very mild tasting beer. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!
Seffle (273) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Merchant, Glasgow. 150418.
Clear mahoganny brown with a very firm silky white head. Malty nutty nose and palate with a nice bitterness. A very nice and typical bitter.
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henryh98 (2) - lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The john smiths is a good British beer for people first getting in to beer tasting. The overall appearance is basic a dark brown haze. The taste has a slightly nutty feeling but nothing more to it. No hoppyness what so ever.
TedE (390) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint on tap as Extra Cold. Takes ages to settle. Slight malt nose, hazy brown beer with solid white head. Tastes like still cold water. Aftertaste is slight malt sweetness. And that’s it.........
mabuzzer (233) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smooth Flow can. Nutty brown with a thick, creamy white head. Malty, slightly sour and a bit watery. Would never be my first choice but ok in a pinch
canddw (27) - - APR 1, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 Can. Dark, clear beer with foamy white head and low carbonation. Nose is thin, nutty and soapy. Limited taste of nuts, biscuit, ginger, light non-descript hoppiness and mild bitter medium-length finish with clawing metallic aftertaste. Reasonably smooth palate. Not an enjoyable experience
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