My love of English bitter is no secret on this blog, but I've always found a dissonance between the beer experience one gets from a Cask Marqued pub and anything available over here in bottles. I'm sure there are very obvious scientific reasons for this. I've found one bottled beer that comes close, however: Marston's Old Empire. It's an IPA with a full, rich complex taste - bitter and nutty and malty and everything an ale is supposed to be, regardless of where it is consumed. One of the best.