Copper color with a big lacy head in an imperial pint.
Smell is muted citrus and flour.
Taste is simple, floury malt way in the background as the hops, bitter and lightly citrus rindy dominate. There's just a small hint of sulfur that works well midway. The bitter aftertaste lingers quite a while. Mouthfeel thin,but not watery; typical low carbonation. Very good session beer; very,very drinkable. Had two Imp P's...and hardley a buzz; could have had a few more, but didn't have the time. Too bad this isn't available more often.
Tasted by half-pint at the Lord Moon of the Mall, a JDW pub nr. the Trafalgar Sq., London.
A: pours a slightly hazy, tawny hue; a bubbly beer head stays on top of a low carbonated body.
S: Goldings-accentuated aroma--spicy and citric, laced with touches of damp leaves and a rather understated malty backbone... showing a bit of everything true to a traditional English Best Bitter.
T: a mouthful of leafy hop bitterness upfront, assertive and intensifying towards the end and sides of the tongue, very soothing; there's very restrained sour-sweet malt contribution, but the overall compelling bitter taste serves as the major motif and the most enjoyable element in the glass.
M&D: smooth, light, easy-drinking bitter with a good depth of bitterness which makes it more drinkable than it could've been; in a sense the variation of this beer, Burton Bridge XL Mild (added with caramel) is more satisfying and slightly more complex.
An average bitter. Some sulfur and egg in the nose however. Grainy and citric, with some bitterness, a bit short and boring, couldn't really get past the sulfuric aroma, and the palate was pretty bland and thin, unexciting(Cask- ChelmsfordBF-03)....