Martin243 (757) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint(s) at the Waggon Inn Gateshead. Dark brown with an off white dense head, and beautifully clear body: looked like a "well kept" pint. Rich burnt toffee flavour, medium bodied, and enough astringency in the finish to make you want another. To be honest, I drank this quite often when it first came out, so it became a "default" pint when there wasn’t anything unfamiliar or more tempting, but its worth acknowledging as a very good example of a straightforward, honest, premium bitter.
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Barley Mow, Birtley, Tyne & Wear. It’s looks a cracking pint and was well kept. Very earthy in it’s taste though, pleasant but not exceptional
EdKing (1834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 Pint in White Horse, off Carnaby St. Pours a swirling dark brown bitter with a thick head. Aroma is herbal, earthy with biscuit malt and floral hops. Taste is toffee malt, floral hops and a dry bitter finish.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is such a typical english bitter. heavy on the malts, bready, a little too sickly sweet for me, with just a touch of hops to add some bitterness. brown, no head, easy to drink but i wouldnt want more than one, some dark fruit hints, very typical.
dynamiteninja (1488) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Last Plantagenet (JDW), Leicester. Medium off-white head. Copper body. Caramel, toffee, grass, malt, biscuit, wet wheat bread, tomato ketchup. Bittersweet. Dry finish.
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured with a small though lasting creamy white head leaving a solid lace atop a clear amber body. Caramel, some biscuit, honey and a light & dry English hop aroma. Malt-forward on the tongue - biscuity and toasty with a slightly herbal hop in there too. Light to medium body, quite soft on the palate with a relatively lingery dryish end. Not a bad ESB.
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wetherspoons Rickmansworth, Herts. Dark amber coloured pour with a medium white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel, slight sweetness. Easy drinking session beer from Mordue.
FatPhil (9271) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Windmill, Wetherspoons, Stansted Airport)
6 Simple sweet malty aroma, alas sparkled.
4- Rich orange, sparkler head.
7+ Fruity malty retronasals, some coconut. Taste rich and malt, some treacle, very malty.
4 Very soft palate, carbonation pleasant. Finish sweet and malty.
13+ Solid bitter. A little more dull than a classic we had a few years ago, but still never a bad choice.
JohnRMurdoch (3240) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Windmill, JDW, Stansted Airport. Mild malty aroma. Medium brown colour with a good long lasting foamy head. Balanced malt & hop flavour. Reasonably smooth. An average premium bitter.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is soft malted, some fruits. Flavour is malty, a slight roastiness, bit fruity. Medium bodied. Good drinkable and well kept.