oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Clear amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma and flavour are both crisp crystal malty notes as well as caramel and mild chocolate maltyness. Also rather grassy and floral hopping and slight dried fruityness.
Martin243 (785) - 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 wasnít anything unfamiliar or more tempting, but its worth acknowledging as a very good example of a straightforward, honest, premium bitter.
niquillis (927) - 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. Itís looks a cracking pint and was well kept. Very earthy in itís taste though, pleasant but not exceptional
EdKing (1903) - 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 (1539) - 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 (1764) - 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 (2070) - 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 (9405) - 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 (3316) - 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.