rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, citrus, grapes, banana notes. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay, caramel, hay, spicy notes.
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma and tastes of caramel and bitters
Benzai (8800) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly hops, a hint of leaves. Average body and carbonation.
mR_fr0g (3669) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Ruby red colour no head. Aroma is plum, tart fruits, nutty, tart apple. Flavour is alcohol, raisin some some aolcrnt. Nutty malt. Thin palate. A but watery. Meh.
Ferris (4769) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - Caramel and light twig. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Toffee and twig.what else is new, these bitters are getting boring.
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 21102011. Colour is clear reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Nuts, bitterness and malts.
mikedR (1316) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad ESBS, but not the best either; second tier. I look for a certain amount of slippery malts in this style -- one of my favorites -- and here it’s more watery malts.
gegwilson (1389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask in the Prince of Wales, Farnborough. A chestnut ale with a small white head. Quite sweet with toffee apple notes. Some vegetable flavour too. A bit poor for my money.
tombyars (1402) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Wheatsheaf, Kilmarnock (JDW) in June 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a pale buff thin creamy head. distinct note of roast grain in the short aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf base with syrupy raisin fruit evident. Good earthy flavour from the hop resins giving a Ruddles County flavour in here. Malty finish with roast grain flavour of rye and a dry oak cask note is also present in the mouth. A decent ESB in the good old traditional sense. Well recommended and all in a good cause too - bring back the bustard!
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; cloudy amber pour with a red tinge, thin off white head, fruit and malt aroma, caramel taste with some dried fruit and malt action.