Brewed by East London (ELB)
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask and bottle regular;
Our newest beer is a darker, warmer, smoother mouthfeel beer than the other two. It has a red tinge to the colour and is relatively well hopped.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. I’ve just heard the phrase "my father would have killed for a rectum of a horse." which puts everything into context doesn’t it? Dark brown beer with a lasting thick dark beige head. This is a very good best bitter. Brilliant malts, great peppery hop on the end. This is really good. A very good best bitter.

mr_h (5946) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Cask (4.5%), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at State Bar, Glasgow on 28 Sep 2017: roast malt aroma, chestnut brown with a thin bubbly fawn head and sparse bubbly lacing, burnt toffee, caramel, nutty malt, a bit medicinal, oily.

The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as East London Nightwatchman. Pours a dark orange brown, translucent and still with a foamy grey head. Aroma is gummy sweets and fig biscuits. Body is rounded with soft to low carbonation. Taste is soft liquorice with plasticky notes and gummy sweets, some light straw-like hop character against cola sugars. Quite sweet. Flavour starts sweet, there’s a watery middle with a nutty, woody astringent finish. It’s very easy going but not something I’d drink a lot of - insipid might be a harsh word. Maybe too sweet is fairer. Still ok. (6-4-5-3-13=3.1)

gyllenbock (9852) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2017
Cask at Oliver Twist. A bit hazy light amber with a small head. Smooth with malt, some nuts and fruit. Soft and easy to drink. A decent one.

hirigalzkar (3271) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Cask @ Akkurat. Interesting mix of nutty, rather dark flavors and a dark, almost blueberry-like fruitiness. Drinkable and well made. Served in perfect condition.

Thomas_W1 (962) - Rastatt, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2017
Flasche 0,5l: Kastanienbraun, dunkles Kupfer, leichte Trübung, etwas mittelporiger Schaum; würzige Nase, Röstmalz, Malzzucker, dunkle/eingelegte Früchte, dezente Hopfennoten; frischer würziger Körper, Kräuter, Röstmalz, kräftige Röstaromen, eingelegte Früchte, recht sauer, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, leicht rauchig; angenehmer säuerlich-würziger Nachgang

Tezminator (298) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2017
Aroma: herbal notes and toasty caramel. Flavour similar added with some dark berries/fruit. Very smooth mouth-feel indeed. A bit weird, as I am not that familiar with proper English bitters. Good though.

Mr_Pink_152 (5547) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Tried at Smiths Bourne. Dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma nutty and chocolate taste is sweet malty to light bitter.

dj (626) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle, 500ml. A clear dark brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of fresh blackberries. Flavour is sweet and malty with notes of blackberry and cocoa. Moderate carbonation. Quite tasty.

FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2017
Draught (Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2017, Espoo)
Rich caramelly red, brief spongy head. Sweet caramelly aroma. A touch bitter and harsh in the mouth. Flattish palate, a bit watery. Earthy dry finish. Nah.

Erasmus_ro (3174) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Cask @ Gallow’s Bird, Espoo @ RAF XX. Pours amber. Aroma is caramel, flowers, slight red fruit. Some red fruit in taste, caramel and flowers. Your ordinary bitter.

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