Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a reddish brown colour with small head. Strong emphasis on berries, rather over-poweringly, bitter-sweet. Aftertaste not unlike a fruit yogurt.
undercurrent25 (1410) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown colour, taste is sweet like icing sugar and christmas cake fruitiness
Cimbasso (85) - - SEP 7, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A copper colour with a creamy-coloured head. Aroma of malts and red fruits. the taste is dominated by an almost Ribena-like taste of blackcurrants, which must come from the damson plums. There is also a plenty of maltiness there and a good dryness imparted by the hops. The taste is predominantly quite sweet like a childrenís drink. The licquorice kicks in at the end, giving a strange sweet but tart aftertaste. A little too sweet for my taste, but with a slightly improved balance could be a really interesting beer.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and fruity lolly like aroma. Clear ruby red colour with good head. Sweet malt and boiled lolly flavour with smooth finish. Medium to heavy body with low to medium carbonation.
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, reddish-amber beer with a foamy off-white head and a pungent, sugary fruit aroma. I feared from the smell that the flavour would be overpowering or sickly but itís not. I think itís the liquourice, which Iím not usually a fan of, which balances out the tangy fruit enough to stop that happening. Itís not one Iíd rush back to because it is a touch sweet for my taste but itís not bad.
sdmmb (842) - USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Dark ale flavoured with hint of liquorice and damson. Not unpleasant.
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waiake (69) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 500ml bottle pours a dark brown colour with a strong malty fruity aroma, full body, definite sweet aftertaste with what I presume is licorice. Appreciated other badger ales but didnt really enjoy this one.
Trappis**d (11) - Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My local beer brewed just a few miles away, the flagship Badger beer in my book, rich comforting ,a great winter ale ,a bowl of spicy plums in a bottle,but not too sweet, a unique beer that stands out from the crowded ale market .
dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber ale with a thick off-white head. Nose is like a bag of confectionary shrimps and pontefract cakes. Sugary licorice. In the mouth, itís even more sugary. Getting a touch more sweet licorice. Maybe Iíve had this standing too long, but the sugars are taking over a bit too much. Thereís a smidgin of damson. Not really subtle enough at this stage, for me.
tinylightsrecs (187) - - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Sainsburys. An interesting combination of the sweet and the heavy - always been a go-to last beer of the night for me. There's better out there but I have a soft spot for this
RichTheVillan (2896) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a supermarket behemoth; amber/red pour with thin off white head, strawberry jam aroma, taste is sweet damson jam a hint of liquorice all very forced and artificial, malty finish odd beer.