NotChris (6) - ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ah now we’re talking (not!). A useless pint in every regard. Tin. Wet paper. Lifeless. Kills the monkey. Kills the spark. Fizz it up the khyber and see how the boys like it. Bless ’em.
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(cask at Princess Louise, London) Clear light amber body topped by a big creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, leafy/earthy, floral. Taste is medium sweet, mild, caramel, floral, light bitter. Smooth and watery light body.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg, at the Princess Loiuse, Holborn, London.
Amber and nice enough to look at (for a keg beer) nothing out of the ordinary. If you pissed enough at the end of the night you wouldn’t mind drinking this stuff.
luckyjim (6) - ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Having never been a fan of bitter, this really suprised me. smooth bittery taste with hints of apple and also oddly tinned peaches in syrup <--- think maybe im on my own on this one. Aftertatse is much the same.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
CASK- Poursa gold hue with a light white head. Aromas of malt, aa hint of caramel and old hops. Flavors of the same.
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly musty nose, gold color, creamy nitro head. Creamy malt taste with a low bitter. Smooth texture with a medium body. Quick profile. Could use more hops - lots more. All in all a quality beer.
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg @ the Princess Louise, Holborn. Stunning pub - shame about the beer. Foamy yet hard. Some faint tin and apple. Unpleasant.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Finally, the last of Sam Smiths fizz offerings at the culmination of the RB London Christmas pub crawl and Joeh has successfully prevailed on us to try every thing on offer. This one is a keg bitter. One look and sniff immediately transports me back to the bad days of the 70s when beer such as this was taking over all draught ale sales. Metallic, ashy and cardboardy. Although overall, it was drinkable and not that offensive. But I won’t be drinking it again.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper with a white head. Sweet bland flavour. Slight stale aroma. Medium smooth feel. Blergh.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nitro Keg at the "World’s Funniest Pub", The Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge, London..
0.1% increase in alcohol content, this is still a very much different beer. A lot better than the keg old brewery bitter, but still just a cruddy nitrokeg bitter. Some more fruit than the regular.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o, & Kook.