fiulijn (16424) - 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 (5595) - 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.
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Horse and Groom, Great Portland Street. Amber with a thick nitro-style head; smooth malty flavour with some citrus; gentle bitter finish. Much btter than the average keg bitter.