BlackHaddock (5648) - Shropshire, - SEP 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them.
Half-pint, gravity fed in the fest tent behind ‘The Odfellows’ in Shifnal.
Light amber, golden brown, you choose: a white head tried to sit on top, but failed to stay around too long.
Not too sure how this became CAMRA Champion Beer a few years back as it wasn’t any better than other beers on the day I tried it. Nice blend of flavours with the hops foremost in the smell and taste stakes. Well balanced and a pleasant enough session beer but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the field.
Towey1989 (1450) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, some toasted malts, slight red berries, a little peach and earthy hops. Taste of caramel, slight red berries, a little peach, maybe subtle lemon and musky, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, lingering, slightly citrusy, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a simple malty bitter but with a lot more bitterness than most beers this strength. Decent.
Vladivostok (407) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mid-amber and served (where I tried it anyway) with a thick creamy head. Flavours of hay and biscuit with bittering hops in balance. Not the most adventurous of recipes but it does well what it was designed to do. Nice.
gowdy (954) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. A medium golden colour. Quite clear. And also a large head.
Fisler (332) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schön bernsteinfarben im Glas, angenehm malziger Aroma. Im Trunk kaum bis keine Kohlensäure, sehr schöne, bitter-malzige Trockenheit, bitter auch im Abgang, leichte Süße. So muss ein Bitter schmecken - und dabei wenig Prozente.
shoestring (344) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yup citrus and floral.Reminds me of cascade in american beers. Light as expected. Not the worst. Refreshing and sessionable at strength
Rob_D_UK (1330) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper in appearance with no head. A peachy, floral scent. Biscuit malts. Quite flat.
dxbrad (35) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber and a little flat out of a bottle. A winter warmer - Not overly hoppy but overpowering bitter dry finish for a low abv session ale.
chris337 (40) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fast settling, minimal head. Flowery scent with light taste. Palate evolves with malty & nutty flavours. Very drinkable when well kept.
Don2711 (348) - - SEP 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent drink. Aroma a little faint. Appearance golden brown with thin head. Taste bready becomes more bitter and citrus as the pint goes down. A little too bitter on palate for my taste. Overall better than 10 .
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Guildhall and Linen Exchange, Dunfermline. Pours clear pale amber, thin white head. Aromas of dusty malt, light acetic acid. Taste is malty, herbal. Thin, sweet finish. Ok.