anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 Draft @ Anchor Tap, Bermondsey SE1. Pours a clear pale amber color with a creamy white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish fruity and malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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>
Light amber hazy color; thin creamy head. Light hop aroma. Simple Bitter, with some caramel, light flavors, light ashes. Correct bitterness. Too light, but not bad.
Steinface (77) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great smooth bitter, had this on tap at a small pub in the picadilly area of London. If I ever go back I’ll definitely have this again.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark honey colour with a decent sized head. Had a slight smell of hops with an average beer taste.
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
No no no no, this is not a good beer at all. Would place it at the bottom of the Samuel Smiths offerings these days - only saving grace is that it comes up a bit cooler than the others so is quenching in summer.
Silly metallic flavour. Nitro’d to death of course.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg in the 78. The nitro killed this for me. No aroma. Taste is pale biscuity malts with a fruity note, but had through nitro at like 0 degree’s so just another beer thats been killed by nitro.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Captain Kidd, Wapping. Pours a pale golden coloured beer with a frothy white head. Aroma of hops, grass and citrus. Taste is earthy with malts and hops quite well balanced. Very much a lager/pils rather than a bitter. Still a pleasant session beer.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Chandos, London. Amber colour with nitro head. Earthy aroma with some malts and pleasant hoppyness. Taste is slightly hoppy, citrus notes, metallic, some caramel. A little too lager like for me. Dry bitter finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the John Snow, Soho, 4th Feb 2008. Clear amber appearance with slight hoppy aroma. Tasty enough malt & hops, but not much to it. Light and quaffable palate with a decent bitter finish.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Earl of Lonsdale, London - came dark copper with a thick off-white head. Probably a nitro pour. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Juicy and floral. Flavour is very fresh, citrusy, light malt, with a mild bitterness in the finish. Ultimately, very, very drinkable bitter. The hopping reminded me of American beers somewhat (though not nearly as heavy). Delicate and soft pint. Quite good.