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


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17284) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13246) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Chestnut colour with white head. I too quite liked this beer, richly roasted malt with a fruity, caramel background, there is a nutty 9hazelnut) character near the finish. Ends a little sweet, but the beer is fine.

   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2007
Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 15/07/2007 Some roast aroma. Amber coloured and fruity with some bitterness and dryness in a roast malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (1074) - 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 13/20
niquillis (2344) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Leicester BF. A chestnut coloured beer with a tiny off-white coloured head. The aroma is fairly fruity with berry notes. The taste is fruity. A hint of chocoalte and some yeastiness. Dark fruits, quite decent. Haddonsman loved this one!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1947) - 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.

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