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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish amber colour with a large creamy white foam. Dryish notes of grass and nutshells in the aroma with buttery maltiness in the background. Medium-bodied with balanced flavours of fudge, red berries, almonds and grassy hops. Long medium bitter finish of raspberry jam, nuts, toffee, minerals, dried oranges, and wet grass. Highly drinkable and well-composed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23432) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
Cask conditioned at the Royal Standard, Wooburn Common. Brown with a patchy white head. Dark, full bodied best bitter with biscuity malt, some caramel/toffee and a bit of fruit. Nice.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
great honey farm aroma and a crystal clear golden hugh. Flavor of light malt and biskey with a fruit forward finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
Cask (Metropolitan Bar JDW, Baker Street, London) - Copper coloured. Biscuity malt aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. The taste is fruity and moderately bitter with hints of caramel and raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2007
[Cask from The Three Judges] Deep amber, moderate, tight head. Caramel and floral notes dominate, malt loaf notes. Firm palate, dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Undistinctive brew, but it grew on me. Slight reddish tint. Rather plain flavor, but came out subtly in the finish (couldn’t place the flavor exactly....) Smooth, buttery texture. (Had on tap, Lamb and Flag, Oxford)

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