Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Truro, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A classic dark premium strength bitter, full flavored with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average to large, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, moderate hoppy, citrus, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100102]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2007 Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Brownish amber. Buttery malt aroma. Medium bodied with restrained sweetness and soft, chewy mouthfeel. Buttery and a tad roasty, salty finish. A well balanced mildly flavourful quaffable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ... copper ... creamy tan head ... light fruity hop nose ... big toffee malt ... light bitter hop .. very blah... bitter linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Cask condition handpull at The County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Odd that I’ve not this before. Copper orange colour clear, with off white head. Fudge and softness are my 2 biggest impressions of this beer. Not diacetyl, but definite fudge/toffee aroma and flavour. Very soft in mouth and not much hop presence. It’s a decent bitter/ale as it’s not very bitter. Good sweetish fudge malts. Fine with a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2003
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Amber coloured with light head. Thinly flavoured slightly watery bitter, though there is an alcoholic bitterness and dry maltiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2004
The New Road Inn, Leicester. Nutty brown with a dense white head. Aromas are caramel, chocolate and some sournes, that is quite unpleasant. Flavours are very smooth chocolate with sour fruit - an interesing, odd mixture. Perhaps this was the end of the barrel - but the pub I got it from is Cask Marque acredited so that can’t be the case!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 06/08/2003 Amber coloured sweet on the palate and malty. Slightly dry wheat flavour finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Society Rooms JDW, Stalybridge 13/03/2010 Fruity aroma. Amber coloured floral and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
Paradise Forum Spoons, Brum. Always seems to be a Skinners beer in there. Tawny amber, slight fog speckled with lace. Hay, dust, slight pepper. Doughy biscuit afters, bit of dung in the aroma. No further information available. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Market Porter, Southwark 06/10/09. An inoffensive bitter, with a decent balance between the sweetish malts and bittering hops. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 Sep 2007) Dark amber colour with frothy off-white head. Malty nose with notes of dark fruit, figs, prunes and some dusty hops. Malty taste with dark fruit, figs and prunes. Some malt sweetness, turns drier towards the finish with balanced notes of dusty hops. Smooth and balanced.

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