Hanoi (277) - - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is cereal, slight caramel,grain. Taste is as promised, is honey, red currents, apples a little citrus leading to a short lightly bitter sweetish finish hoppy finish with a slight metallic note. Mouthfeel is slightly to carbonated. It’s largely good but the metallic note really lets it down. In a strange way it reminds me of the bitter my dad used to drink in the 80s....
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours chestnut brown. Smells and tastes like a real proper bitter, slightly doughy with a medium dry bitter ending.
wimpyjoe (2621) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glowing copper coloured ale with a light bitterness. Has a fantastic creamy head and slightly thin in its texture. It has a light fruitness for its flavour, more evident in its aftertaste, but not so in aroma.
anfractuosity (75) - - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deliciously quaffable ale, really enjoyed it.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two hand-pulled pints in The Cock Hotel Wellington on 20 April 2012.
Golden brew with a good deep head of white bubbles on top: tried to stay the distance and almost managed too.
The nose a mixed bag of smells: mild malts with a pleasant fruity hop content.
The taste is also a good, interesting blend with again the malts coming first followed by the bittering hops with a more citrus hint than in the smell. Well balanced and semi-sweet in the after-taste, makes a change from the now almost normal blonde hoppy brews being brewed up and down the country.
tombyars (1301) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this bitter in the Three Judges, Glasgow February 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber in colour with thin white head. Malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a rounded balance with digestive biscuit and slight redcurrant fruit flavours evident. Not too dry in the aftertaste with a metallic hop resin bite in the finish. finish has a tart metallic note in the palate. Not one for me though.
Cepheus (6) - Ellesmere, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 Bottle at Joseph Benjamin’s restaurant Chester. Pours a medium head with a dark golden/orange colour. Light aroma of fruit and berries. Refreshing and fruity.
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deaught somewhere in UK. Clear, orange body with a thick white head. Mushroom aroma, forest and earth. Taste very good, weak but with a finish that reminds me of white bread.
undercurrent25 (1282) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well balanced and nicely hopped beer with a slightly bitter finish. I’d like to try more beers from this brewery
tommann (2424) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Alexanders, Chester. Poured dark golden with a medium head. Aroma was honey, floral hops a some egg. Had a sweet malt start and a sweet floral finish. Slightly artificial honey aftertaste.