pivo (2547) - 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 (5180) - 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 (7347) - 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 (2038) - 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.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 A smooth and creamy bitter. Mild flavour. Hoppy finish. Slightly thin.
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just don't like it as much as OBB, it always tastes just a little too thin to me.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hoppy and malty aroma but very faint. Light amber color, white creamy head, good lace. Creamy, bitter, bit thin. The finish is bitter but becomes sweeter and more malty in the very end.
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale color; creamy head; no nose. Smooth but otherwise, undistinguishable(SP?) from a hundred other English bitters.
Davhgbrew (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the best bitters I came across while in England, but I’m still not a fan.