Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, malty, full bodied (for the style). Dark caramel brown with a think head, well formed. Note much happening on the nose, even a touch dull. Much more expressive on the palate; candied malts marrying nicely with a bitter finish with some refreshing herbal notes. Good beer and certainly one of the better from the genre that I’ve had recently.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Chestnut brown colour. Mainly malty and predominantly dry, with some bitterness. Underlying fruity and nutty notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Not too bad for a pasteurised bottled English bitter (although it does have that typical metallic tang) but nothing out of the ordinary.
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful reddish golden - almost coppery - with a handsome, dense head. Very goodlooking. Not overly full-bodied but quite refined and complex with a good mix of malt and some surprising almost cherryish notes. Marked hoppy finish. 200101
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice fresh aroma for starters. Its a shame that the rest of the beer is a bit of a wimp. More bitterness, please!
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asda. Red amber with beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, peachy hop, earth, butterscotch. Firm mouthfeel let down by the carbonation. Good bitter finish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Horsebrass. Deep copper colored and clear. Scant whitish head forms and fades rather quickly with slight trails of lacing left behind. Malty aroma with earthy hops. Medium bodied. Decent balance between caramel sweetness and earthy hopping. Fair bitter, probably very representitive of the English style.
blankboy (6509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark copper with a large frothy off-white head. Fair lacing and lots of bubbles. Very mild aroma of malt, hops, fruit and toffee. Flavour starts with a fruity spicy malt flavour and then gives way to a mild hop bitterness. Very smooth but a touch too mild. This is a great Bitter and one of my favourite easy-to-get beers, I buy it often.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. subdued fruity/malty aroma. little to no head. head was greyish for what there was. pleasant malt taste. active carbonation, unusual for the lack of head.
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beeryum!!! This went down a treat. Had mad expectations after staring at ’MattBob’s’ Avatar, had to see if the beer meets the grandish bottle presentation. Poured into an English pint glass, cool and not cold, clear deep russet brown body with very, very fine carbonation raising up an extraordinarily dense, creamy off-white crown that lasted the length and left rings down the glass. 5 for 5 on presentation. Husky, woody and slightly smoked, toasted malt nose with an underlying hint of prunes and sultanas that progressed into the taste. Rich fruit and muesli grain mix in the mouth; sultanas, toasted and burnt malt, and some woody, nutty notes. Body was lighter than expected. A little sweet upfront, but the mid-palate and beyond dries out, with fruit and dark malts following through into a husky and bitter, yet quite refreshing, smoky malt and grassy hops swallow. Unexpectedly good, balanced and easy to drink. A nice Bitter. (568ml, 5.2%, BBE 02/06)
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 (5.2% bottle) Aroma is lightly hopped with caramel notes. Average size frothy off-white head which produces good lacing and is mostly lasting. Colour is dark red. Light to moderate bitterness with some sweetness present. There is also some hop spiciness and alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.