Brewed by Black Hole
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
A distinctive dry taste and a ruby red colour form the basis of this bitter. Challenger hops provide a fruity finish and the malt combination give a underlying toffee flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
BBF 2010. Ha, whoo, that was unexpected! frementing fruit and wet wood with caster suger coating aroma, and it smell strongly of alcohol. hobnob’s galore!! biscuit times three! Maybe hobnobs in flat coke ??? well i’m sure you get the hint. it’s sweet and tastes of hobnobs ;-) p.s. ruby colour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2009
Cask at Cloisters... lovely ... once again looking at Average, youd think some of you dont like beer :-) ... nice pink copper ... thin an head ... sweet toffee malt with light fruity hop background ... little dry linger ... with just a hint of a hop i dont like showing through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6151) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Mermaid, St Albans 15/06/09. Reddish amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel aroma with some red fruit. Flavour was malty with a hint of syrup and dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Devonshire Cat, Wellington Street, Devonshire Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 4HG.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, smoked licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20090419]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
[Cask gravity at Heathrow Beer Festival 2008.] Dull gold with a ring of white head; fruity malt aroma; sweet and fruity with a toffee sweetness to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask gravity at Ashford Rugby Club BF 2008. Clear chestnut, thin beige head. Malty fruity aroma. Rather good malty fruity best bitter. Some peppery hop on finish. Very tasty. Excellent fruit malt hop mix.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
cask at Lytham Beer Festival. Nice ruby colour. refrehing and nutty although mildly sweet in almost a mild way. rather pleasent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
The Black Horse, Walcote. Thinly lidded ruby beer. Hops juicier and more berryish than the Andromeda, with some strawberry or raspberry-like notes creeping in. Nutty malt, a hint of roast, a splash of Dr Pepper. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2008
Gravicask, half pint on the second day of London Drinker BF 08. Dark brown body without head. Some notes of hop resin in aroma. Brittle caramel and a touch of roastiness in taste. Yeasty ending - maybe a bit unfinished (13.03.2008).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Cask at the Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Pours a dark reddish-amber with a tight off-white head. Aroma is malt, roasted, berries. A little watery and sweet, but does dry out pleasantly with some roasty astringency at the end.

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