wheresthepath (2298) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe] Very attractive deep ruby brown with a thick, creamy head. Rich, sweet treacley malt up front is perfectly balanced by a moderate woodland mulch bitterness at the finish. A really nice, comforting ale. Rebellion’s monthly specials are normally dull as ditchwater, but once a year they do one that stands head and shoulders above the rest - this must be the one for this year! Would suggest this is a brown ale rather than the bitter it’s been entered as, but guess it’s pretty irrelevant on a monthly special.