Metallion66 (63) - - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent English ale, malty backbone, low on the hops. Would prefer if the finish was a bit cleaner, but not bad at all.
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ilovedarkbeer (2138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a lacy white head. Notes of burnt biscuits, brown sugar, oranges, nuts, and rye spice? Solid
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp lingering earthy finish.
brokensail (9113) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can @ Bobby’s house. Amber pour with a khaki head. Bready malt, toast, and grass. Light caramel sweetness and some floral hops. Maybe a light ester aroma. Flavor is just kind of sweet malt water. Lots of bread, toast, and toffee. Hints of caramel, grass, and floral hops. Light esters.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with a thin foamy off-cream head. Nose is biscuity and toasty with a little english hoppiness, without any of that mineral water tone other English bitters have. Taste is clean and medium-full bodied, with biscuity/toasty flavors of dry english malts, definitely some Maris Otter, and a little bit if dusty earthy toffee. A bit simplistic, but refreshingly clean and lacking any noticeable impurities or distracting off-flavors
csaso (1126) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - small foamy head, medium copper collor, earthy hop aroma and flavor, well balanced with caramel/biscuity malt - good overall
dfinney23 (1253) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I left this one sitting in the fridge far too long. Not that it went bad or anything, just that I kept picking other beers in part because I wasn’t sure what style this was. Easily the best bitter I’ve sampled and makes me think I need to track down more good ones.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had in CaN and on draft at Nobi .. . Pours a deep amber orange .. The foam was strong .. . Deep bread, mild burnt grain, and mild bitter hops .. . Quite a nice beer, know its time to find out what an Iron Sword is used for....
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy, tawny brew, ivory head. A little fig and a little tea in the aroma. Lightly sweet, golden raisins, lightly tannic and a litle cigarette. Toffee and caramel emergent. Slick mouth, session weight. Dry, tannic-bitter aftertaste. Hay Merchant, on tap, Houston.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Kings. Pours a very clear copper-amber color with a tall foamy white head. Aroma is dry, malty and grainy. A bit dusty on the nose with perhaps a little nutty element. Very bready however. Flavor is dry grains with a fair hopped balance to it. Metallic aftertaste that is bitter and lingers for awhile. Very dry finish.