AtronSeige (436) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Roasty, buttery, bread, musty, fruity,
Appearance: Clear copper body. Small off-white head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, caramel, roasty, bread, medium-high sweetness, fruity,
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy,
Overall: Well balanced, but still leaning towards the bitterness. I would happily drink too much of this! :)
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
jduck1979 (8) - Whitby, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amber colour, good thick foamy head. No shortage of taste, pretty similar to Theakston’s old pecliar, with more of a citrus taste to it at the end of each sup. As included in hampers from top North Yorkshire bakery "Elizabeth Botham’s" of Whitby.
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.
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As an American, I think this beer is a good reason to get on a plane and fly to England. One of the best ales, and one of the best beers of any sort.
devmo (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank the last of my stash a few days ago. What a brilliant beer. Wonderful malty smells, bread and caramel plus a great orange color. On the palate you get a good dose of malt flavors, some bittering hops and a crisp refreshing finish. I can and do drink a lot of this beer. It makes me happy. And goes dashingly well with sautéed mushrooms!
OscBeers (2) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The strong hops flavour makes this my beer of choice. Fantastic body, and good depth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chuggsta (9) - - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel on the nose, caramel toffee like flavour, soft bitterness, no hops on the nose, flavour hops blend well. Overall very well rounded, love it.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliantly clear amber, topped with an inch of firm white head, which leaves lovely lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet bready malt and a touch of marmelade. Tastewise, fresh bread, a graininess that reminds me of digestive biscuits, all balanced with a soft sweet orange bitterness. Medium bodied and insanely drinkable, this is truly one of the great beers of the world.
jurasik (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A tasty beer, slightly bitter, with a smooth aftertaste. Plesantly hoppy with neutral character.
shoestring (250) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 mmm lovely. I had heard of this beer in Scotland, and was not disappointed by bottle from local Asda. A regular from now on. Fine for a good old bevvy session. Caramel and biscuits to the fore. Nice buttery palate and not too carbonated.