Theydon_Bois (16853) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, clearing the rot box pre house move, 24/08/16 ... not a gusher - hurrah !
Copper golden with a well appointed off white head that retains well.
Nose is orange peel, straw, toasted grains, biscuit, light herbal notes.
Taste comprises light floral notes, bready, faint citric peel, hint of tea leaves.
Medium bodied, slightly overcarbed and a touch prickly, semi drying close.
Decent enough bitter.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown, medium white head; dry, hoppy; slightly thin; decent enough sub 4 percent beer though; if you were locked in a single handpull pub for several hours and this was on you’d be ok.
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On gravity at the Wellington, Bristol 29/05/10. Deep copper in colour with a small white head. Sweetish malt aroma with plenty of citrus hops. Caramel malt flavours, with a touch of red fruit and plenty more citrus hops in the finish. An excellent bitter.
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Hazy deep amber-yellow golden colour with a medium-sized head. Fruity and malty with lovely hints of caramel, roasted malt and caramalt.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Dark amber with a thin rim of white foam. A nice combination of sweet toffee and some bitter hops. Decent citric finish. A straight down the line but solid English bitter.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
gravicask @ kingston bf 08. Malty, fresh, floral nose. Dark mahogany colour. Flavour is light, of toffee, caramel and bread. Easy drinking. sweet strange malt aftertaste with just a tad of hop.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Bottled. Surprised to see the ratings are so low for this one. Glowy red-orange with an impressively heaped head/ and drapes of lace. Aromatic and rocky. Juicy Turkish Delight hop fruitiness in the nose (Cascade), floral and beckoning. Murderously bitter tonic water/grapefruit hoppiness easily the equal of XX Bitter, Orval or Goose Island IPA -benchmarks of the kind of hop dryness I’ve a weakness for. Not much else going on, but this is a big, clean, refreshing and uncompromisingly hopped bitter Bitter, with character far outstripping its modest strength. Completely one-dimensional, but what the hell? Would actively seek out again.
Nekronos (4099) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
VEry bitter, but not extremely annoying as others. IT has a sweet floral aroma, but not too much, which let learn this has a lot of Hops in it, at least high.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Stillage at the Howcroft Inn, Bolton 11/10/2003 as Sutton Plymouth Pride
Amber coloured slightly rich and sweet on the palate. Some bitterness in a malt finish.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A mid brown coloured bitter with some fruit in the otherwise indistinguished aroma. The taste has a straw bitterness but is a bit one-dimensional and boring. I understand the brewery is called South Hams now but the pumpclip used was the Sutton one.