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Wadworth Swordfish (Bottle)

Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Devizes, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A blend of 6X and Pussers Rum.
We salute 100 years of naval aviation dedicated to the unswerving courage of the crews of the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers, which were launched from aircraft carriers during the Second World War to attack the enemy battle cruisers Bismark, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, risking their lives against impossible odds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
Small, dense amberish cream head over totally clear reddish copper beer. Rich caramel & toffee nose, hint at diacetyl, shortbread. Toffee, but seriously watered down, and with an agreeable hoppy/parsleylike flavour, suggesting freshness. Leafy too, no doubt again the coloured malts talking. Diacetyl is fairly imperceptible in the mouth, if not completely gone. Toffee remains in the aftertaste for a while, but in the very end, only a harsh bitterness, dissolved in water remains. Feels better carbonated than it looks; light body, but very slick. It might not be real ale, itís far from bad all the same - exception made for the poor aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7522) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
bottle from a petrol station somewhere in the Westcountry. Golden colour with caramel and raisisns, shy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (315) - - AUG 1, 2013
Mild caramel rum aromas. smooth buttery rich body. Gentle sweetness but a sharply alcoholish after taste. Apparently no relation to the 2001 thriller with Hugh jackman and John travolta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle, Bronze with a small head, Unusual slightly malty taste which might be the added rum. For some reason I didnít expect a lot from this one and was therfore pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours amber and brown with small white cream head. Aroma is not interesting but very choppy. The taste was alright but I didnít get any rum and it tasted just like any other bitter unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RyanE (118) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Copper pour. Caramel and touch of oak on the nose. Some buttered toast. Roasted malt flavor, almost rustic and earthy. Not very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Waitrose. Nose of a pretty standard bitter with a hint of cloyingness. Pours amber with plenty of lace. Flavour is a little bit nothing - some cereal malt in the finish but largely a bit thin and a bit dull and very little coming through from the rum, which is almost a relief. It doesnít sound like a good idea for a blend, so in some ways itís good that you wouldnít know it was there. In any case, somewhat of a pointless letdown of a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Desverger (1287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
(500ml Bottle) Pours gold/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma/taste Carmel malt, dried fruit hop rather sour undertones, only hint of rum. Ok to average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
I think this is also the íMarks & Spencersí Wiltshire Rum Beer as it looks and tastes identical. 500ml bottle best before 19th Dec 2012, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass. Looks good, full amber body with a good solid head of white bubbles on top, stayed well and gave some lacing. The nose is malty and heavy, the taste follows along the same lines: canít pretent to find any Rum flavours but there is something diferent about the taste and I like it. Slight hop bitterness in the finish otherwise it is a malt favouring brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bodders (4) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Malty and oaty. Rich flavour but lacks depth and strength does not last. Drinkable but forgettable.

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