BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sep 2011: Three pints taken during a ‘Meet the Brewer’ evening at my local Wetherspoons. This amber bodied beer looks and tastes like a good quality British Best Bitter should; the aroma given off is predominately of hops, but malty esters are also in the mix.
The taste is a subtle caramel and toffee blend of malty molasses, a hop undertone of bitterness is there at first, but hides as the malts assert themselves. Leaning towards creamy, but quite getting there: it shouldn’t, it’s a Bitter not a Stout.
Very easy to drink, especially when the brewer is regaling stories of ‘dare doing’ and adventure while you attack his beer.
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in February 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thick off white head. Creamy toffee in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf flavour with sweet syrupy raisins and prunes in the mouth. Slight prickle of spicy hops present in the quick aftertaste but not as cloying as Slaters Bitter. Finish is malty with sweet fruit notes of dates and molasses. A decent session bitter.
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Orangeish amber colour with a small head. Aroma is malty, rather herbal and floral with some slight hints of toffee and nutty notes. Flavour is herbal, earthy, toffeeish and mildly grassy as well. Wellbalanced, but a bit thin in the palate.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.My first thought was what a boring name-not much imagination here. There is nothing really premium about this beer. It is well bottled but just above the mundane with no really outstanding flavours.
tommann (2922) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours orange amber with a medium head. Aroma is bready malt. Taste has bread throughout. Low bitter finish.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours golden amber with small white head. Sweet malt and fruit aroma. Flavor has fruits and cereal. Low carbonation. Simple and uninteresting. (Rated 2011/05/06)
deanso (5835) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 50cl bottle shared with 2 friends.
Ok white head. Blond colour. Nice beer with a slightly bitter after-taste
Sigmund (5345) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Lord Moon of the Mall, London, as Slaters Premium Bitter. Amber colour, low head. Moderate aroma, some fruit and toffee. Smooth flavour, tolerably well balanced between the malts and hops. A decent bitter, "typically English".
berkshirejohn (4718) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Golden amber with a thin white head; earthy malt aroma; herbal bitterness in the mouth with some toffee malts; and an earthy finish. A plain and simple bitter.
JohnRMurdoch (3460) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Crystal Palace. Mild grassy malt aroma. Hazy golden brown colour. Tastes of grassy ginger malt. Quite smooth.