Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Diss, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.
A new beer for 2009. Full bodied, malty & fruity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Dark brown to black body with a fluffy head that lasts through the first few sips. The aroma has a bread and caramel quality. The taste is light, faintly bitter, with a slight metallic bit toward the middle. There is some cereal and a bit of roast in the finish. Itís easy to drink and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
25th October 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and mildly crisp. Mellow tangy malts, whisper of dry cream. Dried fruits bring more tang. Light semi dry finish. Is this the same brewery the makes GKHR? Hard to believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at home in London - sourced from the brewery via Eebria. This was a bit of a gusher. Not hit the ceiling intense, but the stuff oozed aggressively from the bottle immediately upon opening and I lost about 200ml - some of which made it on to the dining table and some on the floor - before the gushing stopped. The beer is actually pretty good, not infected or anything. It pours clear, reddish brown with a creamy beige head that quickly fizzles away. Lots of bready malts in the aroma, some pleasant, semi-ripe berries, toffee. Medium sweet flavor with nice brown bread, some caramelised sugars, plum, cherry raisin, minimal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet and bready on the finish with further ripening fruits, berries, plum, moderate toffee and caramel, just suggestions of leather and earth. I actually really like this one. Itís kind of like a session port of something. Shame it gushed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1173) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
500 mL bottle from the brewery by mail, poured into a pint jug. Very dark brown with a small head. Nice chocolate stout aroma. Pretty tasty, a fair beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery via Eebria. Pours clear chestnut brown, thin off-white head. Good toffee and floral hop aromas. Taste is nutty and more toffee. Light spicy bitterness. Medium body, slightly sticky texture and a ight sweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1861) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. BB 01/15. Pours a dark reddy/brown/amber with an off-white head. Malty, medicinal aroma with some dark sugary fruit. Light body, medium carbonation, very slightly thin. Nice, a little medicinal, with jammy red berry fruit, a little cherry, biscuit, wood, pear... Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1621) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from the brewery, via Eebria. Clear, dark chestnut brown. Thin, tight, lasting head. Good looker. Sweet, dark fruit maltiness. Taste is red, unripe fruit. Thin palate. Fruity, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is weak malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a caramel malt coffee treacle hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. There is lots going on here. A lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of overripe fruit, prunes, raisins and caramel. Flavor is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. A touch of coffee and smoke in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin white head. Clear burgundy pour. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Colour is very dark reddish brown. Itís clear but only when held to the light. Slight off white head. Nose is nutty, sweet malty, touch of milk chocolate and some dark fruit like prune. Taste is fruity ale, dab of dark fruit, malty, touch of nuttiness, touch of sweet biscuit. Body is light to medium. Lots of flavour.

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