worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Melon skin, smoke, plum smell. Clean brown colour with a frothy offwhite heae. Light thin medium body. Rich wood, smokey and malt. Starts medium bitter with an ash finish. Toasty cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2010
cask at hectors ... amber ... creamy off white head ... soft fruity berrynose ... light creamy toffeee malt ... light dry hop linger reidyboy (15) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
Cask at The Buck’s Head in Church Stretton. BlackHaddock (7741) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Very nice looking russet beer with a thick white head. Hint of malt on the nose, richer mouthfeel than expected and the opposite of thin (not thick, surely?). All in all a pleasant lunch-time pint, approaching a winter warmer.
Taken at a local pub on 29th Nov 2011, hand pulled into a UK pint sleeve. ogivlado (8126) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 11, 2007
Amber/golden hue to the body with a cream coloured frothy head sat on top, the sparkler at the end of the swan’s neck ensuring the beer took a while to settle in the glass (and give that frothy crown).
The aroma was more malt than hop, roasted/toasted malts to be precise, nuts too.
Semi-sweet malty flavour, biscuity/bready feel to the taste; smooth and easy to drink. A dry bitterness arrives towards the end of each sip, just to remind you this is a UK Bitter not a creamy, sweet brew.
Cask at The Anchor, Southwark, London.
Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours a clear amber colour with nice creamy head and malty nose. The taste is mild roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate with some hoppy notes in the finish. Very nice brew.
Cask at the White Horse, 27th Nov 08. Russet with a line of head. Malty, smooth & silky and quite full. Weak aroma. Good sweetness though and enough balancing hops. yespr (48087) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight fruity. Dry breadish and roasted malt flavoured. Roasted and caramelish. Dry and slight bitter into the finish.7-4-7-3-14=3.5 harrisoni (19403) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
From cask at Tennents. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toffee caramelish to roasted breadish. Sweet, breadish and dark caramelish. Subdued sweetness. Roasted and mild bitterness to malt. Ends lingering roasted malty.7-3-7-3-14=3.4
Cask handpull at The Pheasant Ashford. Clear pale chestnut colour. Lasting creamy head from sparkler. Malty aroma. Lovely rich mid brown malts. I mean its a tasty malty best bitter. Ticks all the boxes with an extra one for being just damn good. The reason I like drinking bitter. wheresthepath (2405) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe] Amber with a moderate white head. Caramel at first, with roasted hints. Odd but enjoyable savoury biscuit flavour develops before a smooth finish. Nice. c6