Summerskills Whistle Belly Vengance

Brewed by Summerskills
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Plymouth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Seasonal - October to April. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
Another of our beers which has featured in the House of Commons. A dark ruby beer full of dark malt character, aromas of rich dark malt and hops, the mouth is dominated with hops, dark malt and liquorice.

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fonefan (52959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2013, at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB2 1RX.

Clear light dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark fruit - licorice, sweet roasted, sweet malt, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130119]

Theydon_Bois (21794) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at LHR T5 - Crown Rivers JDW - 29/02/12. Mid chestnut brown with a medium white head. Toffee aroma with a little dark fruit and spice. Malty bready taste with dark dried fruit taste, figs/prunes. Medium to thinnish body with a slightly sour to bittersweet finish.

harrisoni (19695) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Cask handpull at Penderals Oak Spoons. Deepish brown with lasting beige head. Malty beer which is ok. Brown malty bitter. Fine. Some earthyness. Some woody malt

stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin
Brown...clear...thin white head...reasonable lacing
Aroma - caramel malts...bit of light roast malt..hint of chocolate
Taste - caramel malts..some toasty malts..some fruity malts...yeast
Palate - soft carb...medium body...smooth. Finish as main flavour...increased roast comes through then replaced with a metallic rust bitterness in the linger
Overall - Started off as an above average premium bitter but that metallic bitterness in the tail spoilt it

tombyars (1802) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
First tasted this at the Boswell Hotel, Glasgow in February 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany in colour with a thick creamy white head. Strong malty aroma with syrupy dates in the long nose. Creamy texture to the smooth mouthfeel and superb lacing. Dark malts deliver a robust maltloaf base with syrupy raisins, dates and molasses. Short prickle of moist earthy hops give a brief bitter aftertaste which quickly fades. Finish is heavy with sweet malt notes of treacle toffee, walnut and tiffin cake present in the palate. A cracking session ESB which tastes far stronger than the ABV suggests. Highly recommended.

Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Cask at the Plough and Harrow, JDW, London. Pours clear copper with a sturdy, white foam head. Aroma holds a nice bit of toasty caramel. The flavor is lightly sweet with more caramel, toasty malts, light leafy bitters, and the suggestion of dried fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Quite dry to finish, with notes of toast and leaves and impressions of cocoa. Not bad, really.

Fin (11167) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask, handpump at JDW Heathrow T5, 29.02.12 Pours clear brown with a white head, tangy with some toffee. Not great, sweet and a little fruity, but a little rough around the edges for me. A6 A3 T5 P2 Ov11 2.7

justm (165) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay, Pours a deep chestnut brown with about a fingers worth of tight creamy beige head. There is a sweet and light, slightly milky chocolate aroma and a little doughy bread in the background. Smooth and rich over the palate, there’s a taste a bit like cream followed immediately by a malty milky Horlicks burst. The aftertaste has some lactose bitterness leading to a sweet creamy malty finish. Not at all what I was expecting but actually rather good.

sm89walt (2091) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured a deep & dark ruddy brown with a medium sized, lasting off-white head. Nutty, bready, toasted malt profile with some mid fruit tang. Good dose of malty bitterness at the back supplemented by some hoppy presence. Light to medium body, soft palate texture, lingering though softish finish. A fairly hefty bitter. Malt-forward but has good hop contrast.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Railway Inn Rushden. A brown beer with a white head and lace. Grainy and fruity in the nose. Passable malty fruity taste. It’s OK, no more.

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