ladnewton (1597) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the CPK, Pimlico on 18th May 2011. Amber with thin lacing whitish head. Gorgeously hoppy with rich grapefruit and grass notes. Slight sweetcorn note in aftertaste and a savoury touch which is welcome. Otherwise finish is lemon citric, but quite gentle. The mouthfeel is light and pleasant.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump from the Festival Bar at the Pied Bull, Chester 29/04/2011
Malt and slight hop aromas. Amber coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter and malty finish.
Scopey (8791) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours hazy dark amber, with a very thin off-white head and soft carbonation. The nose is oak, nut, toffee and dusty. The taste is full of wood, astringent, caramel, nut and polish. I am sorry to say this is a fairly boring bitter.
joe19612 (2101) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cask Pub and Kitchen. Pours a amber brown colour with a decent head. Plenty of hops in the aroma with a hint of toffee. The taste was hoppy with a nice dry finish.
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours a faintly hazy gold with a white, thick foam head. Wood, toast and burnt sugar in the aroma. Mid sweet flavor, featuring creamy candy, burnt wood, some grassy bitters. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Earthy, woody and slightly sugary finish with light grass and tree. Decent brew.
madmitch76 (17872) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
19th May 2011
On tap at the CP&K. Haxy brown beer, no real head. Dry palate. Dry even malt with a little hop bitterness. Struggling to find more to say! Ok but another pretty standard brown beer from Thornbridge. Competant but dull for this brewer. Doubly dissapointing when reading the intriguing hop descriptions.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 13 May 2011. Amber / copper colour. Never heard of the Bishop hop variety before but I wrote "seems to produce a very traditional, dusty and earthy UK hop feel". Which, judging from the blurb I later read on the Thornbridge website, seems about right. Lots of biscuity malt, and some caramel, too. Can’t say I noticed too much lemon. Nothing wrong with the beer per se but I reckon I’ve grown a bit bored with old-fashioned, UK-style brown bitters and guess I expected something more distinctive from Thornbridge. Mind you, I did have this right after drinking Black Albert on draught so most beers might have struggled to impose themselves in the circumstances.