GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Cock, Great Portland Street. Pours slightly hazy Amber brown with a white head. Fruity aroma, sweet finish. Maybe not at its best.
Cunningham (5726) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: hazed deep nutty color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bready, nutty and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Balanced fruity, bready, mild oak and some toffee.
Overall impression: probably one of the BEST traditional British Bitter I have ever tasted. Lovely session ale.
Personal stats: On ta at Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smith’s) (Fleet Street) in London, England
KansaiBeerLvrs (3344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old Brewery Bitter served out of oak casks @ Cittie of York
Beautiful Amber/orange-copper color with a thick off-white head, lovely malty aroma of caramel & biscuit with mild oak notes. Smooth as silk and the taste is oak, caramel, tabacco, citrusy orange - seriously delicious. Wonderfully complex 4% beer. Best bitter I’ve ever head.
allmyvinyl (6617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Golden Ball, Scarborough. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, faint wood notes, faint vinegar. Taste is more of the same. Good value, I suppose.
mR_fr0g (5824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the angel. Light hazed orange amber coloured pour with a lasting creamy off white head. Aroma is slightly off, tart apple, toffee and and caramel. Flavour is composed of nutty, caramel malts, bit of wood varnish, vanilla. Little toffee apple. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation. Little grainy. Decent enough, maybe not in the best shape.
Fatehunter (1690) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is wood and vinegar (not as bad as it sounds).
The taste is mild sweetness with a stronger wood flavor.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Hippoman (167) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Colpitts Hotel, Durham, England. Excellent value at £1.80 reflects Sam Smith’s ethos.
Looks great after clearing, (slightly too) thick creamy head gives way to very easy drinking body. Early bitterness counterpointed by sweet aftertaste with smoky toffee notes. Very smooth mouthfeel. A very decent session ale.
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pull at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Toasty malt nose. Bronze beer with thin solid white head. Thin but creamy texture. Zero carbonation. Aftertaste is more toasty malt plus late toffee. Delicious.
olliejobbins (1334) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at princess Louise. Takes a while to settle. Settles to a dark gold with a thick creamy, cream coloured head. aroma is malty and hoppy but also wet hay and paper. Smooth malty taste. Head is a bit chewy at first. Easy drinking.
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cheap Sam Smiths pubs in the UK under £2 for a pint looks perfect in the glass lovely head and nice rings down the glass as you drink it served wat to cold seems nto be the same at all smiths pubs don’t know why a dependable session ale if a trifle bland.