Hop_Hedonist (469) - Perth, - MAR 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boring - no impact - low malt (which I prefer) but no hit of hops to perk it up - watery and kinda tasteless. English bitter. Meh.
Zuko (16) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle given to me, so might be a bit old. Poured light copper with a medium white head, translucent. Wasn’t getting much of a scent, just a bit of malt. Tasting that same roasted malt with maybe a bit of fruitiness? Clean and crisp with a light bitterness.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a Landlord pint glass (all the years of nicking glasses from pubs has finally paid off...). This captures the basic flavor and aroma of the cask version and sends it around the world without much degradation. The taste is dominated by the spicy/earthy flavor of the Styrian Golding hops, which gives it that slight edge over most other bitters.
mezr (100) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into an English pint. The color is a stunning, clear copper with a tight, tan head that nicely laces the glass. Malty aroma of caramel, medium body and average carbonation. Moderately bitter with a lingering finish. Very satisfying.
alexmate (71) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Amber\copper colour with good lacing. Nose: some creamy vomit notes, caramel, malt and yeast. Taste: semi-sweet with some caramel, yeast, hops, roasted malt and a bit of bitterness on the aftertaste. Fairly mediocre, but a good session ale and often readily available on draught. Price Paid: around £2.
jamestulloch (3430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden/amber body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of earth, biscuit, wax and dried leaves. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, grass and biscuit. Thin to medium body with a light, oily texture. Well balanced and easy to drink.
sarauckelman (408) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber with scummy head. Aroma of stale popcorn/puffed wheat cereal. Short-bodied and grainy. Smooth.
sinfull (1433) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color . Big , white head. Aroma of malt , fruits, skunk and minerals. Malty taste with distinguished bitterness at the end. English hops are notable . Decent beer.
FearBeoir (2) - - JUN 26, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light but attractive hop aroma . Attractive amber colour and a good robust foam . Taste is clean with a nice amount of bitterness and hoppiness , the malt element is equally clean but not as layered as I had hoped for (reading the label) Still, at just over 4% ABV its very pleasant -would love to try the cask!
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle. Pours an ever so slightly hazy, deep golden color, big rocky white head with unbelievable retention and lace. Nose is bready malt, minerals, faint skunk (which kind of fades as it opens up) Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward, mild sweetness with a decent balancing bitterness, grass, malt, toast. Not the best bitter I’ve had, but decent. I’d prefer to have this in Blighty, from a cask, which is likely a completely different experience.
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium white head. Bready malt, fruity notes, floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry to dry, medium bitterness.