akoeninger (642) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good. Cask at airport. Dark brown with Ruby highlights. Sweet stone fruit prune, raisins, malt flavor and aroma.
alex_leit (1745) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby, good creamy foam. Aroma: malt, esters with fruit and brandy, caramel, a little butter and hazelnut. Taste: strong maltiness, wine, dried fruits, caramel, butterscotch, pleasant earthy hop bitterness. Good ale.
MayumiH (830) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark reddish brown. Notes of dark fruit, plum, figs, sweet malts. Low carbonation. Dry bitter sweet finish.
ndburns (96) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours ruby brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is light, berries, malt, spice. Taste is nicely bitter with a hint of balancing sweetness. Very smooth, great mouthfeel.
canddw (91) - - APR 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby beer with soft carbonation and foamy head. Hoppy nose with marmite hints. Light dry biscuity flavour with metallic, strawberry and earthy hints and gentle bitter finish. Generic but passable.
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rotaman14 (538) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty bland malt aroma. Taste is toasted malts, some hops. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty ok.
LazyPyro (438) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown/ruby with a small off-white head. Fruity malt caramel aroma, also some spice? Taste of caramel malt and dark fruits, some spice and alcohol, bitter hop finish. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Itstasty (31) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby red/brown. Nice lively head which lasts several minutes. Nose a little bland and disappointing. Burnt and roasted flavours initially in the mouth with a medium length bitter finish. Wholesome mouthfeel without being claggy. Ok beer. I can’t find fruitcake anywhere though....
LomYst (770) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Licht caramelletje... licht geroosterde moutigheid... weinig carbs.. licht bitter... goeie drinkbaarheid maar niet byzonder
jjsint (2127) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk at home. Pleasantly dark brown with a ruby tint. A little bit of tan/cream head rests on top. Caramel, redcurrants and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Really nice for the most part, but has that odd metallic note so prevalent in big-name pasteurised UK bottled beers. Fruity and sweet with a sharp bitter finish. Aftertaste is nicely bitter without being acrid. Medium body. Pretty tasty and quite possibly the best of the ‘supermarket bitters’. And better than the cask version, which is rare.