Roadmap Brewing Co Craven Cottage
What the brewers say
English malts, yeast and hops give subtle bitterness with toffee and malty characteristics.
What our panel thought
Copper pour with a firm off white head. Wonderful blend of malt and hops in the aroma. Across the nose, faint caramel with lingering floral bouquet; wonderful blend of malt and hops. On the palate, lovely herbal- and floral-hop flavors with an underlying caramel note; smooth, malty, rich, with woody-spicy hops and crisp bitterness. Slightly sweet finish. Strong, sweet malt flavors verge into brown ale territory; could use a bit more bitterness for balance. Classically English.
What our editors thought
Grape and pear esters with a subtle caramel note in the nose. The sip punches quick with a toasted nut and caramel strike that resolves into a rather strong bitter hop note. Mellows and rounds as it warms in the glass, but the woody bitterness lingers.