ManVsBeer (5283) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark oak colour with a small head, has a malt bitterness to its character.
mr_h (3409) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (12 May 12) - cloudy brown ale, thin white head, roasted malt aroma, bit chocolatey.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at standing order ...deep copper brown ... creamy tan head ... soft sweet roast malts ... long woody bitter front ... some hop ... very bitter linger ... hardwork
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump at The Old Spring, Cambridge. Dark brown with a short head, slow to clear. Toffee and some biscuit malts in the scent. Some carbonation. Starts sweet then quite bitter. Dry. Smoked nuts in the mouth.
Gary (1511) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CASK . An old man beer ,tepid, with cobwebs and a stale vibe, despite it being alive cause its cask condtioned. The type of ale Captain Mainwaring from ’Dad’s Army’ would drink. the maltiness feels roasted...with either caramel or toffee and a treacly , rich profile.burnt notes ,with chewey chocolate . . A beer for grandpha .
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the new wheatsheaf. Alround rating: Toffee and slightly roast malts, theres some grassy hay hop, but im struggling to find much as its soo bloody cold.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noted this as Bomber Country. Cask at the Hopbine in Cambridge. Dark reddish brown color with a decent head. Sort of a cross between a brown and an ESB. Very flavorful. Very good. I can still recall holding the glass. Note from 10/14/2004.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - SEP 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Steam Railway, Swindon. Amber red. Sour malts, chocolate with woody puckering bitterness. Good balance! Not short on flavour in my opinion.
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. A rather good bitter. Copper with a reddish tint, and a dense cream head; powerful aroma of roasted malts, slightly smoky; deppely bitter flavour with thick treacly malts; and a dry and bitter finish. Everything an ESB should be.
FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Clarendon Arms, Cambridge)
Reddish, thin head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of dark berries. Loads of malt in the taste, thick and rich - and with enough nuttiness to keep the taste buds firing. Great ESB.