Garrat (1304) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml.Ready to go colour,small head,stale,small dark fruits,it was ok.
JonMoore (2013) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Amber coloured with good white head, nice lacing. Light, malty, hoppy and fruity. Good, had a few.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@Catford Beer festival. Malty and thn, dry hops in the finish, bready, but boring.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby red colour. The aroma is malty and a bit bready. Fruit leads on the palate, with some hops coming through in the middle. However, it falls away at the end into a soft, somewhat unassertive finish. Not bad, but not exceptional. Everything about this is a bit restrained and made no great impression on me. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Catford Beer Festival, 2004.
Deep amber colour strong alcohol flavour. Strong bitterness and decent flavour. This beer was the first to stand out in the dull crowd.
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at The Plough, Adderbury. Golden beer with soapy head. Thick honey like flavour with a light fresh hop note. Vanilla malt base, orange fruity. Pretty reasonable bitter.
omhper (20934) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Hazy dark amber. Sweet and fruity with soft mouthfeel. Medium bitterness in a finish with some resiny hops.
DanielBrown (4100) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at The Anchor, Birmingham. Scummy, pondlike topping to this amber coloured beer, with a malty aroma. Rich, milky, hoppy ale: fresh, light and tasty. Well balanced and extremely clean across the palate with little start or finish. A rather good session beer.
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014
March, 2004 Crown & Thistle, Gravesend. Ginger coloured. A fairly average orange flavoured best bitter with a subdued hopping. Decently drinkable but quite dull. [2.7]
March, 2014 Good Intent, Rochester. Gravity. Liked this. After some not too great beers during the earlier part of the evening (with Dan), it was something of a relief to drink a well balanced if unremarkable beer. Nice hop arrangement on top of solid pale malt. [3.0]
Nuffield (3819) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now, this is a bitter to help me forget about all those mediocre British bitters! Cough syrup aroma, though not unpleasant (is that a contradiction? No, I happen to like some cough syrups!). Substantial, attractive flavors of caramel, vanilla, hazlenut, honey, grape, and some alcohol. Unnoteworthy amber appearance, but forget about that, the real pleasure is when it is in your mouth. A little thin, but deeply satisfying. (on tap, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford)