madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12th June 2013
Cask at the Black Heart. Hazy amber beer, small bubbly off white head. Palate is light, smooth and semi dry. Low carbonation. Sweetis malts, mild and lactose and caramel. Mellow orange and grapefruit bitterness. Finishes smooth and dry. Stodgy and tired, another poor condition cask at Black Heart.
jackl (5614) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Earl Of Essex. Medium amber with a tiny head. The nose is a bit of caramel, grain, faint forest fruits. Not a particularly expressive nose. The taste is toasted malt. Caramel slathered donut. Sticky pine hop bitterness on the finish. Light body, very soft carbonation. Overall, solid, luckily it tastes more exciting than it smells
evergreen0199 (2338) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, bitter and there is a little rye in the mix.
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear, deep gold with a lingering, creamy white head. Nose holds lots of ripe citrus, some bready pale malts. Medium sweet flavor, some sugary orange, slight minerals, white bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet and lightly sticky to finish with some pine needles, orange, white bread. A simple but tasty beer.