Grumbo (2941) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle, source not noted, from historic notes. Poured cloudy amber/brown with a large off-white head. Aroma malty, caramel, light hop, bit skunky. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, texture a bit oily, average carbonation. Was well within bb date but wasn’t great, possibly contaminated bottle? BlackHaddock (7319) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Gravity poured half-pint on 26th Aug 2015 at the Peterborough Beer Festival. Deep old golden colour, wispy topping. Fruity nose and a hop laden taste gave this an IPA feel to me, enjoyed it whatever the style (festival notes called it a session-bitter). niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield. Pours ruby brown with an off white head. Very smooth, well hopped session bitter. Some dark fruits. A very good example of a session bitter. Arve_Christian (5138) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
On cask at Wellington; Birmingham- half a pint
Golden color, good foam.
Good fruitiness, some hoppy aromas.
Medium body & complexity.
Good bitterness & balance
kermis (13230) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Cask at Lord Nelson. Clear amber pour with off white head. Aroma of light caramel and malt. Same aspects in flavor with a little smoke and coffee. Bitter finish.
deanso (10128) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 16, 2012
cask handpump at the Lord Nelson, Ansley.
Decent white head. Clear amber pour. Nice enough anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly floral hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some earthy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints in the aftertaste. cgarvieuk (24456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2010
tap at GBBF 2010 ...opper ... nice white head .... woody toffee noser ... fruity ... dully wooody malts ... easy drinin Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
Cloudy with a disappearing white head. Aroma o0f citrus hops. Dry and hoppy flavour. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2009
Crisp golden coloured body with orange highlights, a thick tan head and zillions of small bubbles rising from the bottom - this one looks brilliant. Perhaps, that’s why when I cracked the cap, the bottle exploded - but only for a second. Aroma of floral hops, apricots, a light sweetness and a touch of alcohol - nice! Medium-bodied; Effervescent feel up front with floral and slightly grassy hops coming through with a very mild taste only having some malt and limited complexity. Aftertaste is mild, effervescent and only showing a small amount of hops - too bad. Overall, the look and smell of this one are great, but everything else leaves a lot to be desired. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased at the Utobeer Market Stall in Borough, London, England on 29-November-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 04-April-2009.