Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy / citrus / sulphur. Taste is earthy / caramel / slightly metallic although pretty drinkable. Prefer cask version.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, caramel, some metal in the nose, amber orange hue, light body, some carbnonation, sour hops with lingering bitterness. Not bad but prefer the cask version.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A copper coloured beer with a nice tughtish white coloured head. The aroma is fairly hoppy with some biscuity malts The taste is pretty decently hoppy and has good balancing malts as a backbone. Very drinkable but not a patch on the cask version. The retro label though is unbelievably COOL.
bozoNZ (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow golden, with a fair, slightly creamy head. Noble hop aroma. Great lingering bitterness with just the right level of carbonation. Good beer.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear copper with a creamy, lacy off-white head. Aroma is about as english as you can get , so earthy, a touch coppery and floral, as well as a solid sweetish malt. So simple but perfectly simple. Medium body, balanced so well between the sweetish base malt and earthy bitterness. Flavours of that coppery earthy hop, wort, flowers and an ever so slight oaky cardboard oxidation. It was always going to be a bit of a task to get a 4.1% bitter across the world in pristine condition. Overall though, its just excellent.
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok I suppose, but the cask version is for superior, it is more complex and flavoursome. There are better bottled ales available, but this is worth a bash.
Richy (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The nicest bottled Ale, I’ve ever tasted Beautiful hoppy flavour, amazing. Almost as good as the cask version.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, widely available. Pours golden and clear, nice lacing in my glass, aroma of malt leading onto some lemon citrus. Very smooth, fine beer
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An ok bottled beer with some hops and biscuit malt in the aroma. Earthy flavours with a dry finish. Nothing like as good as the cask version IMHO.
asedzie (736) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Pours copper with fluffy, khaki head. Muted, bitter sussex hop flavor. Bitter citrus and pine hops taste. Herbal and citrusy, as well. quite deep flavor. Linger bitter aftertaste.