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


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
bun3W (9) - - NOV 5, 2012
A lovely winter beer full of flavour that changes as you go down the glass and leaves you wanting another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Glowing copper with a small head. Has some malt with some very light fruit and a touch of grain in its taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (572) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Cask at the Albion, Loughborough. Dark amber pour, thin head. Light malt aroma and a heavy malt taste with a hops balance. A very nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3474) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall, Clear dark copper pour with frothy off white head, roasted malt aroma, roasted malt taste with a hint of fruitiness and a slighlty bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9925) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, Midlands BF, 15/03/13. Hazed reddish amber with a medium sized off white head that soon dissipates to a swirl. Nose is dark malt, toffee, biscuit. Taste comprises carmel, malt, light spice, biscuit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the dry finish. Ok stuff - touch above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1189) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
On cask at the congress, longton. Pours red brown with an over lively off white head. Quite fruity with a red ale tartness. Probably slightly too astringent. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2010
Cask - Standing Order (JDW), Derby. Poured with a lasting, medium sized creamy beige head leaving a uniform lacing atop a clear ruby brown body. Sweet fruit, caramel notes & roasted malt aromas. Remains malt-forward on the tongue. Quite roasty and mildly fruity with a fairly decent finishing bitterness. Medium body & length finish, soft to medium palate texture. A solid, easily quaffable bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3913) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Hand pulled at the Prince of Wales, Moseley, Birmingham. Smooth, thin chestnut ale. Malty, quite lite with a little nutty choc. Pleasant. [what a boring review that was - Ed.]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2010
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 21 May 2010) Reddish amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit and red berries. Malty, fruity taste with red berries, dried fruit, toffee and a mild, spicy bitterness. Medium body, with some sweetness. Tasty and well balanced, but hardly exciting.

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