omhper (19808) - 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 (3897) - 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 (5254) - Rochester, Kent, 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 (3713) - 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)
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
with a very hoppy taste. The fruity taste combines well with its
RichardGretton (4277) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very still beer with a thick head. The aroma for a bitter is very fruity, and its taste is hoppy with fruit aftertones that leave a tingle in the mouth. The beer is different and a lot better than many of the bland beers of this style.