ianwelby (1042) - - APR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pint with a thick creamy head. Not much aroma at all. Nut and malt taste and itís an almost creamy beer. Not special bit I could drink it at a push.
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Tesco. This is quite a rich bitter, with good chocolate notes. Thereís some lingering tobacco flavoured bittering hops, but this is more about the malt, so itís my sort of beer. There is a lack of character about the beer - itís fairly clean, flat, and lacking in interest, and itís under-carbonated which simply emphasises its lack of life, but the robust chocolate malt goes a little way toward compensating. I quite liked this, but canít see myself getting excited about drinking another one.
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught (Regal (JDW), Cambridge)
Woh - this is a time machine! Iím back in the 80s. Every beer tasted like this back then. A dull bitter, undergrowthy and a bit minerally. Not a bitter for me. Not really any brewing flaws, itís just a style that doesnít do it for me.
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Amber brown with a cream head. Aromas are toffee with raisins and lemon. Dusty yeast with herbal notes and green apple. Flavours are nutty weetabix with bittersweet lemon and a green apple bite. Raisins with a bready, dry finish. Merely OK.
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint in the Salt Cot ( JDW)
Malty aroma and taste. Slight citrus in the finish. Looks good and as usual for this pub, well kept but nothing much to distinguish it from other beers of this style. In saying that, it was just what I was looking for today.
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 21st February 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin white head. slight malty aroma with warm yeasty bread overtones present. Thin weak mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a mild maltloaf base with hints of berry fruit but too weak to identify. Dusty earthy flavour to the hop prickle giving a weak bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty but rather weak as it runs out of legs - needing more oomph as you would think this was more like a 3.6% instead. A poor session ESB, lacking in body and depth of flavour.
Towey1989 (1660) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a thin off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and biscuit. Taste is pretty much the same. Soft carbonation and medium bodied. A lingering bitter aftertaste. An average traditional bitter.
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale copper with a loose cream head; aroma of sour grains; sweet malty taste; and a dry biscuity finish. A straightforward traditional bitter.
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Encore, Southampton. Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. A little oily. Bitter sweet finish.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at wagon works, jdw, eastleigh. Pours mid brown with off white head. Ok withouth standing out. Averageness in a glass. Some caramel.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Necked this quickly to get something better. A dull light brown beer.