Grumbo (3756) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Mit McTapps geteilt. Klassiches Bitter mit einer wenig an Hopfen, leichter Würze, etwas Malz und ausgewogener Perlung. Balancierte Bitterkeit zum Schluss hin. Langweilig, klassisch, angenehm. McTapps (6957) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle brought home from England. The beer pours out in a clear amber colour with low airy head and medium to crisp body. Aroma of hops and barley. Taste of bitter hops, light malt, barley, bread, green nuts and flowers. Mild fruity hints. Drinkable and refreshing. ralphdot (1090) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.2% amber colour with a thin head, malty aroma, nice malty caramel taste and slightly bitter, like it. BlackHaddock (7574) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Tolly Cobbold was the name of a closed brewery in Suffolk some years ago. Greene King have resurrected the name and added the bird that rise’s out of the ashes to the beers name.
The 500ml clear bottle had a best before date of July 2011, drank and reviewed on 18th Jan 2011.
Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard: the beer looked lovely, a bright yet deep amber body with a thin off-white head on top.
The smells were of toffee apple sweetness, with a malty caramel feel.
The initial taste is malty and semi-sweet, the hops appear as the mouth drys, but adding little bitterness.
Easy to drink and well balanced (hops maybe hiding a little), I like the sweeter, maltier tasting English Bitters, so this is appealing to me.
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2011
(split from my cask rating)...."Pasteurised bottle from Tesco. Chestnut, creamy beige slick. Pleasantly buttery Innis+Gunn-type aroma with Crunchie, a dab of aniseed and jellied orange hop not unlike a fresh-picked homegrown Fuggles. Slippery and apple turnover/caramel-accented with hints of aniseed, honey and toasted nuts. Cant believe I’m having a bit of a rave about a GK beer. So much better than the cask version.." tommann (3897) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is vanilla and caramel malt with a skunky hint. Taste has skunk along with sweet vanilla and caramel on the finish. Watery. imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Banbury. Brownish amber with white head. Heavier, fruity malts than many, quite caramalised with a burnt sugar note, sweet and reasonably full, although that’s where it finishes. Reasonable. johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Clear botle with a brown appearance.Small head and left no lacing. Fruity and slightly dry. Quite a few complex flavours floating around. Far better than I expected. berkshirejohn (6611) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
50cl bottle from Tescos, Camberley. Rather better that the average GK bottle, but this doesn’t really remind me of the Tolly I used to drink in Norfolk a few decades ago. Pours a reddish amber with a cream head; has a fruity aroma I can’t quite put my finger on; sugary malty flavour with some juicy hops to finish - slightly on the sour side, which isn’t bad.