Parmenion777 (297) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2017 davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Poured an amber colour, not much head that quickly disappeared. Lots of carbonation, bit too much, aromas of toffee, malt and toffee. Bit thin in the mouth, lots of bitterness in the finish. Not bad but would pass on another.
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Pours a dark amber colour with a small off white head. Not much of an aroma, some bread but that?s about it. Not much flavour either, a little caramel some breadiness but watery and not a lot in the finish either. Disappointing. Grumbo (2948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle, source not recalled. Poured clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, lightly roasted, moderate hop, with floral and fruity notes. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. The_Osprey (7996) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall as Woods Shropshire Lad. Dark amber orange brown, still, translucent with a dense creamy head, full lacing. Possibly a sparkler used. Aroma is very light and airy, white bread, some musty dried herbs. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is thin and bready, honeyish sugars, soft bitterness, quite drying. Pretty meh. A solid enough bitter, and nothing wrong with it, but meh. MarcinG (872) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Butelka. Mahoniowy kolor z mala biala piana redukujaca sie szybko do obreczy. Aromat czekolady orzechow karmelu . W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac rodzynki owocowe nuty i lekki goryczkowy finisz. Jak dla mnie za slodkie jak na bitter i czekolada jakos tu nie dziala. AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma: Medium toasty, caramel, Light floral hops.
Appearance: Clear amber body. Thin, off-white head, low retention.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, Medium caramel, toasty. Medium-light nutty. Light hops . Very-dry finish with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low, creamy carbonation.
Overall: Very nice! Easy drinking and nicely bitter!
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s.
Pours Dark Brown, very clear, medium carbonation. Aroma of malts...Taste of Banana, Burned Grass, Dark Fruits, Wheat, Honey, Caramel, Burnt apples, Toffee. More malts. Not too bad. Better than I was expecting.
SarkyNorthener (4621) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
[email protected]niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
in laws boxing day party. Dark chestnut beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste is malts, burnt caramel and some fruit cake. Decent.
On cask at Holly Bush Inn, Seighford, Staffs. Pours chestnut brown with white head. Excellent balance to give a smooth bitter. Very good. s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to my little sis. Amber thin head. Aroma is toffee malts taste is same nice sweetness decent bitter finish well balanced. Medium body. Decent malty stuff Don2711 (477) - - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Really good. Not too bitter for my taste. Flavours of caramel and toast. Chestnut appearance.Nice on palate and complex. Will drink again. Second pint even better.