theSlipperyPen (280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with the traditional darkened amber of an English bitter - though a haze gives sign of the bottle conditioning. It wears one finger of soapy white head which leaves a foam of lacing. First to the nose is blue cheese and cellar damp. With time given to breathe this subsides but is picked up again in the mouth. Toffee and marmalade aromas rise up with a buttery smell of toast and ginger snaps. Bitter sweet taste with more of the marmalade and the first signs of earthen hops. Mouth feel is slick with a medium to thin body and fine carbonation. Finish is a tapering of the malts with a hint of warm lemon grass. It’s a standard London bitter; no frills but an enjoyable drink down the pub.
Xavalias (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from supermarket. Pours orange-amber with little head. The aroma is fruity, malty, with hints of caramel. Some hops in the finish. The taste is light to medium sweet with a nice bitter finish.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden brown and a thick white head. Good lacework. Very full bodied, the alcohol is well balanced. Reminds me of good biere de garde, finally an english beer with "balls"
morri (277) - NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny white head. Hazy amber body. Aroma of caramel and malt, slightly smoky. Sweet on the tongue, and actually becomes nauseating after a while.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 This poars a pleasant and thick ruby with a nice offwhite and somewhat lasting head. The nose is pleasant and caramel malty. The taste is initially sweet and bready, but it rounds out with a nice bitterness. There’s a bit of a cherry pie or apple flavor in there, and perhaps some brown sugar and spiciness. Overall, this is a relatively complex and grand ale. Perhaps it is a bit overbearing on the sweetness.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brilliant orange-amber color with a thin creamy head that fades to a persistent ring. Aromas of fruity hops, a little perfumey, with a slight yeasty breadlike aroma in the background. Very promising. Initial hop bite gives way to some sweet fruity maltiness, all the while being balanced out by the delicious fruity and citrusy hops. Alcohol presence not obtrusive, actually adding to the flavor profile. A little earthy quality in the flavor as it warms. More carbonation than most English ales I’ve had. Good easy drinking ale that will sneak up on you if you are not careful.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured dark brass, huge solid brown head which fell gradually to textbook-definition lacing. Aromas of chocolate, treacle, brown sugar, maple syrup, with lots of balanced hoppy herbalness, toasty malt and yeast. Flavor was wonderfully complex with everything from apple and lime to roast turkey! I could taste molasses, dark chocolate, pumpkin pie, earth, mushrooms among the egalitarian mixture of roast malt, hop bitterness and yeast. The bottle is quite attractive as befits a true treasure of an ale. Well done, Young & Co.
ToolHead (266) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, served in Gouden Carolus chalice.
Copper colour; moderate head. Assertive and full taste w/ a pleasing, firm hop presence. Complex and layered. Long finish w/ a nice bite to it. The alcohol makes itself known without in any way being dominating.
A well-balanced and quite impressive ale.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern...Nice nose of bready malts...Amber color with a good head...Creamy malt flavors are balanced by a hop bite towards the finish overall a great bitter
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a zesty orangy tasting beer. Nice aroma with a medium mouthfeel to it. Bottle conditioning does help, but I still feel there was something missing here.