Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 A decent attempt at a bitter, with a quaffable character and good balance. Some typical features of bitters are there: the copper color, the carmel nose and body, and the fine hint of hops that lingers in the aftertaste.
Re-rate Feb 08: Pours copper color with nice thick solid lacing. No nose, when I finally coax something it smells like old dirty socks. Mouthfeel is soft. Strange flavor profile: the hops aren’t assertive enough to cover the mildewy malt taste and yeast is detectable. I know there is a good beer hiding in here somewhere. Its character floats to the surface like a half-dead fish.
thome50 (1235) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a light brown to orange with white head. Aroma is slightly floral and hoppy. Taste is mildly bitter malty brown ale. Just doesn’t stand out for any reason.
RobertDale (4427) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a somewhat cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, and citrus. Pretty good.
pumpmaster (1279) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a definite creamy almost soapy aroma. This is a bit indistinct but has some malt and is quite smooth. Unfortunately, some of the soapy flavors come through at the end.
hobie6134 (1) - USA - SEP 30, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good flavorfull bitter with no strong after-taste. Best to drink it cool. Great value for money
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Tap. Orange pour with a white head. Musty bready malt in this, plus some hop kicker. Okay.
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Titanic on January 21, 2012
Sort of hazy amber color, white head. Malty, bread, cream taste. A bit flat and bitter aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sort of sweet scent.
Standard bitter, though could perhaps do with a less ABV, so you could session it even more.
Beerygeek (36) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not awful. This certainly does not taste like a bitter one would get in the UK, but it is indeed drinkable. Not much of a nose, but there shouldnt be too much of one. Tasted like fugles hops. A little grassy / bitter.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft @ Titanic. Pours slightly hazy yellow-orange with a receding, soapy white head. Nose is buttery and slightly biscuity malt with background hops. Flavor is similar with biscuity malt, background citrus hops, and miscellaneous bitterness. Light to medium-bodied ale that finishes with lingering bitterness. Interesting take on the style.
ExpendableHero (787) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Considering the fact that I am not a big fan of the style, this beer fared better than I thought. Hazy amber colored beer with a small off-white head. Faint dirty water smells. I thought I was going to hate the taste but this was where I was surprised: it is actually sweeter caramel taste than the putrid, bitter taste in most beers of this style. A tiny bit of herbal hops too. Still not getting it again though.