tombyars (1662) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in June 1998. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale garnet in colour with a thin white head. Slight hint of berry fruit in the short malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives digestive biscuit in the robust malt base with a fruity tang of blackcurrant also present. Bitter hop resins impart a dry bitter aftertaste which compliments the woody malt well. Finish is dry but bitter sweet with woody notes ever present. A robust ESB style ale which is full of flavour and an ideal session ale.
kwik-lime (1822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkish bitter with a decent head that lasts through the pint. Malty taste, without lots of character but decent enough beer.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the London Hotel, Llandudno 06/05/2001
Smooth on the palate with a malty aftertaste.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Did someone say Premium? ESB?
Not even Average.
Looked thin, tasted instantly forgettable.
Smells of something most brewers would throw away at an early stage.
imdownthepub (14038) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. A light brown beer with rich head. A heady floral bitter, sweet and refreshing. My pint tasted a little old, but I was in a Macpub. Heavy bitter hoppy finish, shame about the quality of the pub dispense as I'm sure this could be a great beer.