Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark red colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, caramel and coffee. Similar flavours with ovaltine also. Mild carbonation and a dry finish.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber / brown pour with a hoppy malty aroma.
A carmale malt and hoppy taste with a bready finish. It was ok.
Yeastyboys (3) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a complex beer, malty, earthy,chocolate notes, so well balanced by the bitterness, a classic, such a change from pale over the top vindaloo beers that are in fashion at the moment.
oh6gdx (25472) - 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 (1022) - 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 (2344) - 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 (2410) - 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 (1207) - Cloneen, 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 (1827) - Norfolk, 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 (1974) - 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.