DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on handpump at The Smithfield in Derby on 23/02/04. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2004
Mid ambery brown
A good solid bitter’s bitter. Hoppy, well balanced, nicely drinkable.
on cask at dba in ny of all places. hint of fig and compost in aroma, amber, hard and salty with a long and quite potent bitterness. slight hint of garbage juice suggesting this may not have survived its atlantic voyage completely unscathed but still very enjoyable Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London. DanielBrown (4549) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
Amber with dissipating foam grey head. Solid bitter flavour that is forward but still with decent length on the palate.
Draught at the Devonshire Arms, Burton on Trent. Brown like a horse. Slim hop aroma. Standardish, medium bitter flavour, with some plesant and unexpected sweetness at the very finish. Bits of hops and malt - more of the former but quite restrained. Very pleasant, balanced and drinkable. imdownthepub (15396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Charters Bar, Peterborough. Light amber beer, red hue, with everlasting head. A truly well balanced , refreshing bitter, with a smooth malty base, lightly caramalised then a peppery dry hop that lasts forever. Top notch beer.
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
The flagship bitter from one of the oldest micros in the business. Pale brown in colour, clean in taste. Slight malt flavour (not as malty as the brewery's tasting notes suggest) with hops dominating. Quite bitter, with a long finish. Well made and easy drinking. An excellent bitter. Draught, Civil Service Recreation Centre, London SW1, June 2003 (but don't miss the brewery tap - the Burton Bridge Inn in Burton, which sells all the brewery's products - if you ever get the chance. RichardGretton (4796) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2003
Plain looking ruby beer, with a slightly fruity aroma and flavour. An average English bitter. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
This beer left the most lace on my glass of any beer that I've ever had. Every little sip left a new ring, it was like counting tree rings to see how old the tree is. They say this is their flagship beer, probably so as I have been less than impressed with some of their other offerings. But this is the best English ale that I've ever had. BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
A great British bitter - smooth, malty, hoppy. What more could you want out of a pint?