robforbes (2278) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 re-rated: old rating 6/3/7/3/13 - 3.2joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
pours clear dark amber-orange with a small off-white head.
smell is musty, toffee, peanuts, malt, somewhat metallic, corn.
taste is watery, some spice, toasted nuts, malt, grain, touch of honey, end is somewhat dry and just a little bit of bitter.
Bottled. Superb bitter indeed, however, not as good as Fullers ESB. Another good session beer.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 This is a great, drinkable bitter. It is a deep, faintly reddish amber with a decent, off-white head that dissipates steadily at first but leaves a permanent medium head for the rest of the drink, along with some fairly nice, even lace. It is incredibly balanced and smooth, with few individual elements junping out at you but all blending incredibly well. There is a faint fruitiness and faint vanilla note in the final finish, but the bottom line is that this has a perfectly smooth, drinkable and balanced aroma and taste that scream "beer." lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Pours brown amber with fluffy white head. Decent brown sugar/maple aroma with a bit of sour apple. The flavor is quite thin, although what’s there is pretty good: spicy, sweet, woody, maple, toffee, slight citrus hoppiness. Light bodied and drinkable, but certainly nothing to write home about. ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Draft: clear or nearly clear amber. Aroma is dicetyl, floral, spicy, caramel, wood. Medium to light body, very drinkable but not all that enjoyable.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Appearance: amber reddish-orange color. Lively bubbles. Great head, ivory foam, some rocky and persistent.
Aroma: toast malts and intensive candy. Reminiscences of sponge cake, toffee, vanilla, peaches, red apples, oranges and mango. Sweet smells, some smoked and toasty. Floral-hoppy some resinous.
Flavor: nutty, exquisite London’s bitterness, toasty malty, butterscotch, candy and sweet. Several and intensive dry-hoppy, floral, some citric, persistent and herby touches. Dry-fruits, stone peaches and peel red apple. Too, orange reminiscences. Malty and nutty aftertastes.
Palate: medium body, silky texture. Medium carbonation.
Very advisable. nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2007
330 ml, bb 10/Mar/07. Clear copper with small but lasting head. Spicy caramel nose. Rich caramel taste slowly becomes earth-spicy toasted nut, slightly sour pecan, then lightly bittersweet earth-and-grass on the finish. Palate is smooth, light medium, slightly watery and highly sessionable. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Amber body, small white head with lacing, English hop nose. Mildly hoppy, moderately sweet caramel, earthy, some finishing bitterness. GRM (4239) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
Can, 500 ml, best before 20 MAR 08, purchased at the LCBO on September 29 2007, savoured on October 5 2007; eye: copper with golden hues, extra clear, no effervescence, tiny almond head that turns into a ring; nose: grainy malt, corn, light caramel, stale, ; mouth: thin, tiny wave of caramel, a bit of malt, an other tiny wave of caramel, finale in caramel with a good presence of staleness, no carbonation, lightly sweet, medium to light body; overall: disappointing
Canette, 500 ml, meilleure avant 20 MAR 08, achetée à la LCBO le 29 septembre 2007, savourée le 5 octobre 2007; œil : cuivrée tirant sur le doré, extra claire, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse amande qui se transforme en un anneau; nez : malt granuleux, maïs, léger caramel, éventée; bouche : mince, petite vague de caramel, un peu de malt, une autre vague de caramel, finale en caramel avec un gros côté éventé, aucune carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, corps moyen-léger; en résumé : décevant golubeer (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle. Really enjoyed this beer. Gave me a great impression of English beers. Great and would definitely drink again. Outstanding.