Grumbo (3847) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. john44 (3354) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Chestnut in colour. Malty; sweet malts, buttery caramel, toffee. Fruity; light citrus-fruit. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweet malty throughout with distinct earthy hop notes. Bitter hoppy finish. Drinkable. Not bad at all. (2009-08)
pricey290483 (809) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
i got a lot of fruity smells coming through a lot of fruity taste in the beer but it also has a good amount of malt taste running through it mike_77 (7029) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2012
Aroma is fruity with a little wood. Very smooth, rich texture. Fruity flavour with some raisin. Also quite dry and nutty. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2012
madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Golden colour, mediumsized foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with some mild sweet maltyness to it. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and a bit toffeeish notes. Nice bitterness in the finish.
1st March 2010BlackHaddock (7586) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
Clear amber beer. Light toffee and hops on the nose. Slightly dry palate. Fairly well balanced. Light malt, a trace of caramel, a little orange hop that is mildly bitter. Finishes semi dry. Unremarkable but fresh and decent.
Brown 500ml bottle, best before the end of Oct 2010, drank mid Oct 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ badged tankard.
Clear and good looking amber body, an off white blanket of foam sat on top, which produced some heavy lacing as the beer sank.
Hop bitterness aroma, but not overstated, a malt presence balances out the hops, both in the smell and tastes.
As stated, a balanced brew: very drinkable and full of those ’good quality English Bitter’ flavours. An almost rich and creamy depth to it, a winters night beer and one I’d have again and again.
dynamiteninja (1875) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle, Batch 2801. Chocolate, soft malts, red fruits, vinegar (bottling problems?). Smoky taste which lends the beer its characteristic bitterness, despite hints of sweetness, which leads to a tantalising dry finish. Amber body. Thin white head. swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
bottle, light malthoppy aroma, a bit caramel, amber, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full caramel mouth tastelong finish, bitter, average carbonation, good full taste beer Leighton (22083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours golden-brown with a large, foamy head. Aroma holds crispy malts and leafy hops. Light sweet flavor, some burnt toast, faint caramel, light wood, some leafy and earthy bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with earthy, slightly dirty hops, toasted malts, mild dough. Nice beer.