Bullit (3722) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Crown, London. Amber colour, beige dense head. Aroma is malty, bit of caramel. Flavour: toasted malts, vegetable hops. Sweet and bitter finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the princess louise. Alround rating:
Possibly my first ever bitter direct from a wooden cask. Earthy english malts and fleafy bitter hop, a bit unexciting and just like a sessionable chap that i may have had a few thousand of by now.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried on cask at the cittie of yorke. Dispensed via sparkler of course! One of the cheapest pints in london i reckon at 1.88 a pint! bloody good drinking for the price, Light fruity aroma on the nose, nice mouth feel with a dry bitter finish, great lunchtime pint!
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at Duke of Argyll, London</i>
Amber color, persistent creamy head. Light toffee aroma and toffee flavor. Balanced Bitter, refreshing but unassertive.
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Handpulled cask at THe Princess Louise, London. Orange with creamy white head. Good balance of malt and fruit with a very slightly lactic yeastiness. Dry bitter finish. Not a great beer but an excellent session drink which still tastes much as it did 30 years ago, Brilliant value at £1.88 a pint in central London!
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Tiger Inn, Haxby North Yorkshire. A copper coloured beer with a Yorkshire white head. A dry aroma with a hint of sulphur. The taste is similar with some fruity notes. An old fashioned beer but perfectly drinkable and always dirt cheap.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at various locations and times - certainly not the beer it was 10 years ago. Seems these days to have a permanent haze to it. Usual bitter colour with decent white head. Nothing special in the aroma; mainly malt with slight fruit. Decent body but lacks anything noteworthy with regard to hop or malt. Undistinguished finish and at its worst can leave an unpleasant tang. Higher rating as it’s cheap as chips.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cittie of York) Dark coppery colored, medium sized yellow head. Soft aroma with sweet fruits and mild bitterness, lemon also present. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor starts with fruits and apple, ending turns to slightly bitter and fruity. Good beer, still could have richer flavor.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the John Snow, Soho, 4th Feb 2008. Medium amber appearance. Aroma is sweet malt with a bit of hops. Stale, uninteresting flavour however and a thin, watery palate rounds off an unsatisfactory pint.
raul (11) - ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the great drinking travesties is that the dross brewed at Tadcasters other Smiths goes global whilst this little gem stays at home.
Proper session bitter that tastes just as nice at 11pm as it did at 7. SAm Smiths pubs are pretty much a love em or hate em experience, but they can never be accused of putting branding ahead of brewing.