BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle: best before May 2013. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 3rd Nov 2012 during a random tasting session.
Lovely amber body, clear and bright: on top a huge snow white foaming head.
The nose and taste were malts first and foremost with hop notes and bitterness arriving later in the flavours. The malts are bread/biscuity in nature the hops fruity as well as bittering.
Nice balance and blend of flavours: could easily had another, and another, and another.
minutemat (1349) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Howdo! There’s something a little wrong but oh so right about the name and ’Bullseye’ inspired artwork for this beer. Like I’ve stepped back in time 20 years to a land of proper pubs, where men played darts and drank proper pints of bitter. And this is a proper pint. Rusty brown in colour, with some great malts at the forefront, the Goldings hops combining to give a nice rounded character. Cheers mon.
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle for Christmas. Auburn bitter, nice head. Typical bittersweet ’beer’ smell but strong - like I remember beer used to smell before I liked beer (yes there was a time...). Old fashioned bitter in the truest sense of the word - no sweetness here.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull, The Wig and Pen, Northampton, 07/05/11. Clear bronze with a white skim. Rusty drainpipe full of leaves aroma. Coppery and mineral tang, no hops. Scatter of digestive crumbs. Like sucking coins.