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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A red/brown, full bodied beer hoppy and bitter with a sweetness and roast malt flavor and a good strong finish.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4209) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
50cl bottle from Tesco. Not bottle-conditioned. Very lively pour although this doesn’t seem to be bottle conditioned; copper with a thick beige head that falls back quickly; heady aroma of raisin and alcohol; rich, thick and oily in the mouth, with vinous fruits and chocolate flavours leaving a dry, nutty and moreish finish. An excellent example of the ESB style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6952) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
Bottle classified as ’local beer’ by Coventrian Tossco. Not very. Rubyish pour with beige suds. Earthy, resinous N.American hop aroma (Galena?) has got me interested straight away. Spiky hops in the mouth, blackcurrant, ash, a late nibble of bread/biscuit. Chocolate infused with something herbal- thyme? Shades of Tunnel. Fresher, earthier and less (roasted) malt-accented than the colouration would suggest. Another impressively hopped bottled bitter from this brewer. Uncomplicated, savoury hop goodness. My kind of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2008
Dark brown color. Caramel, cherries, apples and milk chocolate in the nose. Smooth balanced mouth, mildly sweet with the milk chocolate coming out quit a bit. Caramel, cherries and milk chocolate linger in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Dark golden with a nice head. The aroma has notes of hops and roasted malt. In the flavour the roasted malts are distinct and they and the hops give a sweetish, slightly bitter and full body. A nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. Brown appearance and quite malty.The maltiness lingers for quite a while. Slight burnt taste which makes it stand out from most run of the mill bitters. Worth trying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. Dark copper with a bubbly tan head. Faint malty nose with a slight hint of grapefruit. Wheaty flavour with some sweet malt. Nutty and bitter finish with a slight hint of alcohol that eventually turns into a lasting coffee aftertaste. Only down side is that it is much too sticky. Almost hard to swallow.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2007
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge(JDW), Soton. Earthy with vanilla and heaps of toffeeish malts. Not great but suprisingly not massively sweet, rough finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
Counting house. Aroma was a malty spicey beast, some grassy and peppery hop. Taste was again toffee malt over a good about of spice, noteable nutty nutmeg bite, peppery hop balance’s well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1152) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
Dark copper colour beer with a fair amount of head. Malmty aroma. Biscuity, malty flavours, perhaps just a little salty. Tastes fairly strong, alcohol-wise. Quite a good beer, perhaps just a one-pinters, though. Definitely different from the norm.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
Clear orange colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel and fruity sweet aroma with notes of hops. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with some fruity notes and a light dry and hoppy finish.


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