Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cleveland Arms - Bayswater, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a creamy, white head. Pleasant brown bread aroma with touches of toasted leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor with good, bouncy bready malts, light toast, brown sugar, faint berries, low bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation; great condition. Balanced finish with more citrusy now but underscored by fundamental, brown bread malts. A very drinkable bitter.
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Dark copper with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty black tea with lightly roasted malts. Hints of blackberry with herbal notes and spices. Flavours are toasted and roasted malts with nutty black tea and a dry palate. Some lemon and hedgerow berries with a dry finish. Not bad.
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the King’s Head W2. Ruddy brown bitter, thin head. Fruity and malty, quite a bit of caramel and some red/purple fruit. Quite sweet, not so bitter. Not my preferred style of bitter but pretty decent I thought.
rlgk (9490) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep amber beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, biscuits, grapes, some citrus. Caramel flavor, biscuits, grass, citrus, some hazelnuts. Fruity finish with some spicy hops.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hops, jam-like fruitiness and biscuit-y molasses move into leafy bitterness in this otherwise classic Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear dark copper.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-Interest is sadly lost halfway through the pint.
-The finishing hop bitterness is rather quiet.
-Malts flavours are tight.
On cask at The Old Green Tree, Bath.
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear nut brown. Fruity with hay and cocoa. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel and hay. Mildly bitter finish with a twist of milk chocolate powder.
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie, Brentford. Deep red-brown with a lacy fine white head, dusty malt on he nose, malty and slightly nutty body, dry-sweet bitter finish, a straightforward ale - and very good.
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Catford Bridge Tavern. Mahogany coloured pour with a white head. Raisin, dark fruit and toffee aroma. Caramel and raisin flavour. Sweet and malty. Malt laden finish.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra cask på Market Porter, London Bridge 20 Mai 11. Mørkebrun. Lavt filmskum. Svakt søtlig fruktaroma. Skummet fester seg til glasset. Tilløp til frukt & litt malt i smaken. Ordinært.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ Hobgoblin, 2 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 2BH.
Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light toasted - roasted, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, hoppy, nutty - licorice acidic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.