davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Poured an amber colour, not much head that quickly disappeared. Lots of carbonation, bit too much, aromas of toffee, malt and toffee. Bit thin in the mouth, lots of bitterness in the finish. Not bad but would pass on another.
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall as Woods Shropshire Lad. Dark amber orange brown, still, translucent with a dense creamy head, full lacing. Possibly a sparkler used. Aroma is very light and airy, white bread, some musty dried herbs. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is thin and bready, honeyish sugars, soft bitterness, quite drying. Pretty meh. A solid enough bitter, and nothing wrong with it, but meh.
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butelka. Mahoniowy kolor z mala biala piana redukujaca sie szybko do obreczy. Aromat czekolady orzechow karmelu . W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac rodzynki owocowe nuty i lekki goryczkowy finisz. Jak dla mnie za slodkie jak na bitter i czekolada jakos tu nie dziala.
AtronSeige (1223) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Medium toasty, caramel, Light floral hops.
Appearance: Clear amber body. Thin, off-white head, low retention.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, Medium caramel, toasty. Medium-light nutty. Light hops . Very-dry finish with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low, creamy carbonation.
Overall: Very nice! Easy drinking and nicely bitter!
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s.
Pours Dark Brown, very clear, medium carbonation. Aroma of malts...Taste of Banana, Burned Grass, Dark Fruits, Wheat, Honey, Caramel, Burnt apples, Toffee. More malts. Not too bad. Better than I was expecting.
SarkyNorthener (3970) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@mother in laws boxing day party. Dark chestnut beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste is malts, burnt caramel and some fruit cake. Decent.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Holly Bush Inn, Seighford, Staffs. Pours chestnut brown with white head. Excellent balance to give a smooth bitter. Very good.
s_hartshorne (2599) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my little sis. Amber thin head. Aroma is toffee malts taste is same nice sweetness decent bitter finish well balanced. Medium body. Decent malty stuff
Don2711 (382) - - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Really good. Not too bitter for my taste. Flavours of caramel and toast. Chestnut appearance.Nice on palate and complex. Will drink again. Second pint even better.
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours pale gold, thick white head. Light dusty malt aromas, light citrus. Taste is also light sweet and finishes thin. OK.
minutemat (4148) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Ludlow Food Centre. Pours dark amber-brown, pear drops aroma with caramel and dark fruits emerging before a bitter finish. Very mild but quaffable.