DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 500ml, bottle conditioned. Dense vanilla head over clear, spiralling copper beer cratering the glass with foam (OK, it is a weizen). Sesame oil on strawberry scent; beansprout dankness, dishcloth hops- beer begging to be sipped. Bitter with robust, hairs-on-chest hops; deeply roasted, almost smoked malts; brazen, lingering nut husk and cigar notes; blackcurrant, cocoa powder. Elements of rauch, (US) brown ale, ESB, ’keller bier’, soapy IPA, immaculately kept English sessions vying for attention. Best bitter my arse- not a twig in sight. Slate-soft, quietly humming, full-flavoured...but you could drink it all night. Best bitter after all. The ordinary done extraordinarily well.
Clibit (7) - Manchester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Pi in Chorlton. Red brown colour, smooth mouthful, pleasant sweetness. Very enjoyable, quality session beer, my first Redwillow, looking forward to trying more.
jackl (6357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The aroma’s pretty soft - notes of golden apple, some toasted brown bread. Faint nose. The taste is far more interesting - very perfumy and lively. I get jasmine tea, rose petal, light herbal hops. Pleasingly sweet orange peel and red berry. Soft chocolate and hints of caramel. Smooth finish. Light body, Wonderful vitality in the texture. Overall, this is definitely NOT another traditional English bitter. It’s certainly a lovely reinvention. Interesting, subtle flavors. Very cool stuff.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Possibly the best bitter I’ve had, certainly in a long while. It’s hard to move me with this style, this did. Dark copper to brown, medium off white head. Aroma is yeasty, some toffee. Flavour is pretty solid, fair bit of hoppage, powdered chocolate, creamy hoppy finish with medium bitterness. Good beer.
jmgreenuk (6510) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Rose Villa Tavern, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Clear brown pour with a bubbly white frothy head. A classic English bitter with a nice malty aroma and lots of chewy malt and bitter in the flavour with a liqourice aftertaste that sets this beer apart from the crowd.
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Dean Swift. Copper brown in colour, nice white head. Very pleasant bitter, caramel and toffee, some earthy flavours, bitterness to finish. All well balanced and sessionable.
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at fynefest. Pours deep amber, nose is malty burnt toffee, taste is similar, sweet.
OllieBBommel (1368) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@In de Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Appearance: clear amber with almost mall off-white head.
Aroma: flowery hops, malt, toffee.
Palate: smooth, refreshing, medium bitter body, low carbonation.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma and flavours of caramel upfront and treacle. Alcohol is fairly present. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at the Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh] Brown-looking bitter. Chestnut coloured, and with a similar nutty aroma. Good bitterness on the first part of the flavour, leading into a decent dry chocolate finish. Disagree (respectfully as always) with Ash - a really well-made coppery, iron-rich, best bitter