micmillon18 (3) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Freshness note indicated on the bottle.
Aroma - Ample toffee and caramel notes, faint nuttiness. Floral hops.
Appearance - Creamy, off-white head. Pale amber hue; the picture of a perfect bitter. Sporadic lacing coats the glass as the beer is consumed.
Taste - Sweet flavors (Toffee, caramel, pumpernickel bread) are balanced by floral hop bitterness. Finishes semi dry. Previous experiences have recalled a more pronounced bitterness, lending me to believe this bottle may have been on the older side. Nonetheless, an extraordinary well layered drink.
Palate - Snappy, crisp carbonation enhances the experience. Medium bodied.
Overall - If only more U.K. bitters were available in the United States, though few would have the qualities to match this one. I’d kill to try this one on cask. Easily one of my favorite beers, a desert island choice for sure.
mahkus (53) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from tesco. Good retaining head. Lots of bubbles. Sweet malty aroma. Nice refreshing taste that starts like honey then bitter taste that lasts as beer goes down.
Milter (203) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spændende øl med god smag. Frisk og let bitter. Absolut værd at cykle langt efter.
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Bottle. Pours medium amber, smells musky and with hints of caramel. No head. Taste is fantastic to match aroma - musky and malty. Great.
Bule (998) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a pale brown color without much head. Nice mild hop bitterness that is smooth through the whole taste.
ludhaber (64) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was advertised as a pale ale and I think that’s accurate. Very good aroma and balance between hops and malt. The surprising part is the buttery texture of the beer, close to a good Pilsner. Very good.
VinegarStroke (300) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: clear, straw, medium head and good lace. Dull, yeasty, funky, aroma, malt and citrus. Dry, not sour but moderately bitter. Lacks depth of flavor. Very good commercial beer or weak craft beer.
This bottle might be stale.
PapaSkeetSkeet (961) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a cm of moderate-coarseness tan head that fades moderate-to-moderate-slow. Aroma of biscuit, some raw sugar, touch of banana (slightly caramelized), wet grasses and hint of mineral content and moist pastry. Body is watery with hint of oil, medium-light-to-light weight, moderate carbonation, somewhat creamy, moderate burn. Flavor is biscuit, touch of grain, hint of banana, grassy herbal finish, refreshing bitterness with that revisits on the exhale, just a hint of astringency in it. Relatively weak flavor profile compared to the aroma and to bigger beers. Overall, a yummy bitter! I love the subtle banana notes (but wish the bitterness was just a bit softer.)
beer-yum (693) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deserved benchmark of the style (English Pale Ale). The aroma and flavour are significantly better than could reasonably be expected given the strength.
madchemist83 (120) - USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, dry hop in the nose. Copper brown with white head. Tea notes in the taste, blended with caramel and toffee. A bit of roastinnes. Like any British beer pretty drinkable.