Vladivostok (490) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
This is as dark a bitter as I’ve seen in 45 years of drinking which I guess, proves (at least to me) that beer nomenclature is a load of bunkum. Aroma is mostly of malt which tends to dominate in the flavour as well. The brewery itself states that the beer has a very low hop rate which actually makes it more of a mild or stock ale. Smooth and generally easy-going, it’s actually quite a relaxing pint rather than one to challenge the taste buds. minutemat (5814) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Cask @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours deep brown, soft beige head. Aroma is light caramel. Body is light, good caramel presence, soft malts. A bit thin, but nice enough. Brandman (2958) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
Cask. Just comments and numerals due to social interaction. Malty, bready, earth, caramel. imdownthepub (15067) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper with white head. There is a malty, breadcrust, slightly tinny, metallic character to this then a fruity aside. Fairly basic. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 30, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean copper color with small tan head. Aroma is bready and leafy, with notes of grains and biscuit. Taste has more light sweet malts, caramel, starch, biscuit. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
29th October 2015mR_fr0g (12957) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Clear deep red - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is semi dry and crispy. Nice condition. Tangy malts, nutty as well. A little dark fruits. Finishes dry and floral bitter. Not bad.
Cask at the lodger rooms jdw. Pint. Nice chestnut reddy brown coloured pour with a lasting g cream coloured head. Aroma is toasted nuts, light toffee. Flavour is composed of light liquorice, toasted bread, light dried fruits, nutty malts. Palate is semi sweet, medium bodied decent cask condition. Decent beer. mr_h (5752) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Crystal Palace, Glasgow (Festival Ale), toffee, roasted malt aroma, dark brown with a thin, bubbly tan head and intermittent lacing, chocolate, toffee flavour with very mild spice, oily, good carbonation, sweet aftertaste. leaparsons (10659) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Very dark brown with an off white head. Burnt toffee with chocolate and weetabix. It’s dark and malty with raisins and, earthy, woody, herbal notes. Like a lighter Old Peculiar. Decent. harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Cask handpull at Metropolitan Bar Spoons London. Dark brown beer lasting beige head. served warmish. Not much condition. Some dry malt some juicy dark fruits very light chocolate. Not much bitterness. Malty aroma. It’s a brown best bitter that lacks bitterness.