Grumbo (2429) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Lady Ottoline, London. Pours chestnut brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, malt, light fruit. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Toward medium bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. A bit above average bitter.
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Grafton Arms, Westminster. This bitter is different from the others I have tried, dark amber. Head is not as thick and does not leave the same lacing. Malt aroma and a flavor with a significat roasted malt flavor, and much more of thst than the other bitters ai have tried in the UK in 2016. Good, but not great palate.
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Wetherspoons. Clear golden color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of apple, a bit sweet initially and a slight bitter finish. Low body, low carbonation. Meh.
nihtila (3429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at some bar. Dark amber brown. Nose is dark berries, toffee. Tastes berries, toffee, dark malts.
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Stat by Hackney Downs. Moderately malty, slight peppery nuttiness flavour. Light body. Low carbonation.
triskaideka (369) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Woodbine N5 - amber with white head that soon fizzled out. Aroma - muted, bread, malt. Taste - kind of creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness - middling kind of bitter.
Rasmus40 (19337) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Cambridge, London. Light hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 270316
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Globe, Moorgate, London.
This was drunk pretty late into a heavy session in London and my notes are pretty shoddy but I remember it as a deep ruby-brown beer with a diminishing, off-white head that left loose lacing. On the whole it was a tasty bitter with smooth, creamy character and peppery/herbal hop notes.
Sigmund (7224) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask halfpint at the Argyll Arms. Copper colour, moderate off-white head. Malty aroma, a little fruit too. The medium dry flavour has some some tingling fruity and earthy hops, on a sufficient malty background with some toffee. Decent bitterness in the finish.
FatPhil (15558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Anchor, Cambridge)
Pleasand treacly aroma. Dark cherrywood colour. Flattish look and palate. Woody dryness, quite wooly bitterness. A simple bitter. Dull, but no technical flaws.