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Oakleaf Blake’s Gosport Bitter

Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Gosport, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Strong, dark and intensely malty, this bitter has everything you need for a cold winters evening yet surprisingly easy to drink for a hot summers day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours very dark brown, but clear, big, pillowy creamy head. Aromas of hazelnuts, high-baked biscuits, light chocolate, raisins. Taste is all this and more, some dried mixed peel, more nuttiness. Medium body, creamy texture. A real treat actually, lovely example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2818) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Handpump at the Moon on the Square JDW, dark brown with a clinging off-white head and aromas of fruity dry malt. Full bodied with dry-sweet malts, peppery hops and faint hints of liquorice, burnt toffee and plain chocolate. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2014
Cask @ Bridge House JDW, Belfast [141114]
Caramel brown, clear, dense off white head
Aroma of caramel, touch of brown bread, dab of spicy English hops
Taste of caramel, twiggy hops, spicy hop, no fruits, metallic tinge
Palate - Soft bitter. Finish is bitter with some rust.
Overall - Wasn’t all that keen this to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (394) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Cask at JDW wolves. Ruby chestnut white head. Fruit cake! sweet finish. Malty but not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YorkshireG73 (42) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Cask JDW. Burnt malt loaf with black midget gems. Slight hop bitterness in the end. Medium bodied. Tastes more like a mild than an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1944) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Cask at JDW Streatham Hill. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Sweet fruit cake aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Jammy, lightly woody, quite rich... Nice winter ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 28 Oct. Poured a hazy dark brown, with a dense off white head. Poured a hazy dark brown, with a dense off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, dried fruit and light smoke. Very smooth palate. Rich fruit flavours, with some brown sugar and some spice. Finish was light spruce roasted malt and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12601) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cask at the Willow Walk, JDW - London. Pours clear, deep amber-garnet with a frothy, light tan head. Nice lightly toasted brown bread aroma with touches of cocoa and dark berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of ripe, dark fruits, some busted old leather, earth, burnt toast and toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Decent balance on the finish with more dried dark fruits, berries, toast, grains, earth. Solid ESB from start to end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3239) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow (2014 Winter Festival) - very clear deep brown, good creamy beige head, toffee malty aroma with a bit of earthiness, excellent lacing, smooth, creamy malty, soft carbonation, very easy to drink

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (2398) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Cask at the Railway Putney. Dark brown, murky, still, small ring of off-white head. Aroma is burnt toffee, agave syrup. Body is light, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste is malt-forward, thin, drying. Tastes sweetened. Very basic bitter. Sorry - I want to like it......but I don’t particularly.

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