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Wadworth Swordfish (Cask)

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


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We salute 100 years of naval aviation with this unique beer. Developed by Wadworth with the addition of Pussers Rum from the British Virgin Islands, the original Admiralty rum ration issued daily to the sailors of the British Navy since 1665. With a gentle rum aroma and dark, unrefined sugar adding a rich smoothness, it is a full-bodied, deep copper coloured ale with a base of crystal malt and delicate Fuggles and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1005) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 22, 2014
Cask @ Princes Motto, Barrow Gurney, North Somerset. Copper coloured with a small off white head that laces well. Aroma is moderate caramel malts, citrus and flowery hops. Taste is medium sweet with a medium bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (393) - - OCT 14, 2014
Subtle caramel and hoppy aroma. Deep amber appearance. Warm brownish colour. Very hoppy taste. Mild aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
Fra cask på Dirty Dick’s, Bishopsgate 26 Sep 14. Mørkebrun. Filmskum. Forsiktig plommearoma. Smaken er vassen. Svakt fruktig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1800) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Hazy dark brown, thick dense off-white head leaves full lacing. Aroma is light, yeasty. Body is medium, foamy. Taste is old ale, sweet caramel, dank and musty, drying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Cask at The Cotswold. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with the rum underlying. Medium body, the flavour is quite sweet, liquorice, nuts and muted dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted maltyand light breadish. Light fruity. Toasted malty. Vague fruity and mild grassy hoppy. Bitter and light herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29483) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (948) - ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Cask. Amber ale. Thick white ale. Malty nose with some wheatiness. In the mouth, there is a decent hop sting of lemongrass and there's some coconut yumminess from the rum. Not overbearing, just enough to make you feel like a pirate. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Cask at the Town Wall Tavern, Coventry on 30th October 2013. Copper with off-white creamy lacing foam. Malty aromas. Thickly malty liquid with rich and intense peanut nuttiness. Nutty and malty finish. Light body and mouthfeel affording an easier mouthflow than expected for a 5%. A rich, rewarding ale.

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