TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a bubbly off-white head that vanished in a few seconds. A mostly hoppy aroma, with just a touch of a grapes similar to what you might smell in a shiraz. The raisins are a lot stronger in the flavour, though reasonably well balanced with the general fruit hoppiness that is the initial taste. However, there is an over-carbonated mouthfeel which imparts a strong metalic palate in the middle through to a short and unpleasant drying finish. Shame - not for me.
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Liverpool. Copper coloured, rasin and malty caramel aroma. Sweet, soy-sauce undertones with sourness on the finish.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light brown ale brewed with raisins. There is not much raisin taste which is perhaps fortunate enough. There is a slightly bitter fruit flavor which perhaps comes from the raisins. Very bad head. it would be interesting to know how much raisin is actually used to make beer. interesting ale.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Brewey tap, Cains Brewery. I can understand why this may not be to everyones taste, but I found this to be a great beer. Pours darkish ruddy amber. Raisins clearly evident in the aroma. Taste is full bodied, sweet for sure but not overpoweringly so. There is a really refreshing tang about this which gives way to a crisp lingering dry finish. Recommended la.
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with slim off white head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Flavour is very nice raisins, malt and caramel. Dry and slightlt bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Quite a nice beer, nothing too special, raisin flavour is there...
tomthompson89 (1977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle brought back from England and given to me at Camerons lets drink the cask night. kinda a light amber color, not much foam. nose is sweet malts and maybe a little raisin. English bready malts and uhhm again i guess raisin flavor.... ok beer but not one id order twice.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle at Dispensary pub, Liverpool. Amber color, big fuzzy head. Aroma is dark fruit and hops. Flavor is fruity, most of all raisin, nice sweetness and hops, but a bit watery. Very drinkable.
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This tastes like an average bitter, no strong flavours come through and I couldn’t taste the raisins very much
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[500ml bottle, Booth’s, Preston] Deep ruby red colour with decent white head. Unsurprisingly the prime aroma is raisin, and the prime flavour likewise. There’s a touch of prune juice in there as well. Can’t really taste much hop – mostly juicy red fruit from start to finish. Depends if you like raisins or not, which I actually do