SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Cork & Cask, Southampton. A traditional bitter, and a damn good one. Early reviews of this were not positive, so I imagine Yates must have upped their game considerably because, even filtered, this is an impressive beer. Nutty and fruity - great balance of flavours. We have the deep toasted malts providing gentle nips of chocolate, moving up to plummy fruit, and reaching the higher delicate notes of elderflower fragrance. This is a great session beer that does what a good session beer should do, quenches the thirst, easy drinking, satisfies yet encourages further drinking, and also provides bags of flavour and character. Bang on! My sort of beer. Shame it’s filtered. Sigmund (7463) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2005
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Brownish golden colour. Complex aroma of blackcurrants, blackberries and hay, some sherry too. Malty flavour with tolerable hops, hints of blackcurrant leaves and marsala (Italian fortified wine). Very moderate hops in the finish, slightly dusty. McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from local co-op in Cowes. Pours out in a deep dark amber - light brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of nuts and malt. Taste of roasted barley, toast, nuts, malt, torf and acid berries. Refreshing and bitter finish. Enjoyed it. SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Sticky toffee pudding, dates and toasted malt in the aroma. Nutty and malty taste with pecan nuts, toffee and sultanas. cgarvieuk (24459) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2010
cask at gbbf ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee nose ... dry low bittter toffee malts ... light hop linger
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2011 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Cambridge BF. An amber brown coloured beer with a moderately malty aroma. The taste is quite clean and a bit bitter but there’s not much going on to distinguish it from many other bitters. Another easy drinker. Score 3.0chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
Subsequent rating scored 3.5. Average becomes 3.2
Attractive bright amber colour. A decent best bitter with a good balance of soft malt and hop bitterness. Some citric notes. But as maeib say, there’s not really anything to make it stand out from the pack. Cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival, May 2005.
Ungstrup (37561) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy brown beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty and slightly roasted, while the flavor is sweet with light notes of metal, caramel, and roasted malt, leading to a dry end. MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. A fine brown brew with a classic aromas of nuts, some chocolate, raisins. Easyily drinkable with a cripsy, slightly sweetish background and fine balanced carbo. Brewed with love. Thumbs up. TBone (17527) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
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Ryde Real Ale and Cider Festival, Ryde
Sold as "Charity ale", but cask had this label. Nut brown-amber color, tiny beige head. Raisiny, nutty aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Woody, earthy hoppyness. Nice palate.