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Wadworth Swordfish (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Regular
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask half pint at the Tall Ship, Gloucester. Reddish brown colour, small off-white head. Malty aroma with a hint of toffee and rum. Malty and smooth flavour, some caramel and rum, very moderate hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
The Cottage, Netley. Good malty ale. Traditional and tasty. My sort of beer. I can drink these ales till the cows come home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (533) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Dark brown pour with minimal head. Deep, warm caramel malts. Slightly sticky finish. Generally smooth bitter with some decent malty notes. Kinda meh, but also no complaints.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Cask at The Broadstreet Tavern, Wokingham on 31 Mar 2012. Poured a clear, bright amber, with a dense white head. Aroma was almost non-existent; some light malt and floral hops. Biscuity malt flavours, with some herbal and flowery notes. Finish was earth, straw and apricots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1139) - 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 (756) - - 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 (4710) - 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
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (10612) - San Diego, California, 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 (4779) - 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.

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