Brewed by Shugborough (Titanic)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stafford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; Seasonal - November & December. Also bottle conditioned throughout the year.
In days gone by the master of the house demanded of his brewer the finest ale to be drunk in the house. Rich and smooth this beer has the complexities of a fine treacle pudding, ruby red in colour with fierce spicy hops and mellow roast barley. The finish is smooth powerful and well balanced.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door, Four Oaks. Pours medium brown, between 1 and 2 finger off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, toffee, spices. Taste of initial malts, toffee, caramel, then some spice, light smokiness, dark fruits, subtle hops. Well balanced brew, nice bitter finish, highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (2062) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Mitchells Wines, Meadowhead - Clear reddy auburn body, pillowy white head, fades a bit quick though. Nose is toffee, caramel, butterscotch, a little spicy. Taste is helped by a nice warming bitterness, the caramel, toffee and spice there again. Medium finish, again warming on the way through. I liked this one quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
50cl bottle from Brown & Green, Trentham. As soon as I started to pour this I knew I was going to enjoy it - the colour is a rich copper with a golden tint and a thin off-white head - the perfect look for an ESB; the aroma is rather subdued, with some hedgerow fruit; in the mouth, its full of malty caramel, with a fresh English hop bitterness; and a satisying, full and rich caramel finish. I approve wholeheartedly of his Lordships choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2012
Aroma luppolato con una reminescenza di liquirizia. Color rossiccio nel bicchiere. Corpo liscio e beverino. Un qualcosa di dolce che mi ricorda qualcosa ma non so definire (prover a definirlo la prossima volta che la berr). Finale mediamente luppolato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (7047) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Third beer in a British Beer Tasting Evening at my place, 8th Jan 2011. The second beer Ive had from the Shugborough Hall Brewhouse which is used by Titanic on a semi-regular basis to brew different beers than their normal stuff. The beer was poured into an Abbot Ale glass pint tankard. The beer is a light ruby red/brown colour. A good looking off-white head sat on top and produced some heavy lacing. The smell was all malts, caramel and treacle molasses along with a freshly baked biscuits aroma. The taste was semi-sweet, those biscuity thoughts from the smell are there in the mouth too. A hop bitterness arrives and then retreats as the malts dominate again, so mostly malts in the taste. Full bodied, but just lacks some rich or creaminess to rise it above the rest. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2599) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle from Brown and Greens, Trentham. Pours amber with quick fading head. Toffee, hops, slightly over carbonated, but a cracking bottled ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8911) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2011
ambrata buona schiuma persitenza diacetile presenza corpo medio note caramellato mallto lievemente tostato discreto luppolo un po pepato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14313) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle conditioned from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Brown with slight head. Malty and quite nutty body, there is a malty sweetness, then just a hint of leafy hop. Doesnt quite hit any heights but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
4th January 2009
BBE 27.2.08 bottle that has been stored cool and dark. Clear red - brown beer. Malty with an undercurrant of red fruit. Dry finish but not bitter. Low carbonation. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47957) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The KIT (Kelham Island Tavern), 62 Russell Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S3 8RW.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, smoke - peat, overriped fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy citrus shell bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090417]

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