Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Poured cloudy red/brown. Excellent lacing on glass from thick head. Taste: cherry. Overall: This beer is superior to many bottled beers I have tasted recently. A most unusual beer these days in comparison to the ubiquitous american hopped golden ales currently fashionable in the UK.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Best before June 2013. A frothy tan cap that settles fairly quick, but leave a volcanic crust and adequate lacing. deep ruby colour. Toffee and dry nut taste. aroma is roasted toffee. Nice dry finish with a pleasant carbonation.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: chocolate, nuts, caramel, frothy head, this is absolutely delicious. Another great beer from the Durham Brewery
BlackHaddock (6317) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: best before Dec 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 27 Nov 2012.
Looked impressive: huge tan coloured head on a lovely ruby body with carbonisation bubbles rising through the clear beer.
The smell was malts all the way: nutty, chocolatey and toasted brown bread.
Flavour wise again the malts rule the tastes: still nutty, but so chocolatey, toasted/roasted biscuits with fruit notes within the biscuit. There is also an undertone of hop bitterness throughout the taste which balances out the semi-sweet malty molasses that are trying to take over completely.
Well carbonated and almost ’fizzy’ on the palate.
danlo (2545) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint Darlington Market. Dark amber brown colour, frothy tan head with a roast malt chocolatey aroma. Taste is tangy dry malt, chocolate, smokey notes, earthy. Medium bodied, oily mouth feel, some bitterness and residual sweetness. Quite drinkable.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Brown pour with a beige head. Raisin and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, dark fruit and raisin flavour. Long dry finish.
patricks110 (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a pretty good British session ale. beautiful light Ruby body with a thick creamy yellow head.the nose is a light and mildly Hopped with an aroma of light citrus. Easy Drinking with a mile bitterness and light caramel malt. Overall very session able.
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting bottled beer. Gentle flavours. Slight cherry taste. Ruby appearance. Worth trying.
rdgmartin (5) - Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantastic ruby ale. Creamy head. Plenty of alcohol hit, more than the 5% would have you think. Treacle and mollasses.
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jamesie1857 (1953) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - a lovely beer. Pours a deep ruby - nearly black - with a thick white head which lasts throughout. Nice smoky aroma, with hints of burnt cereal. Nice earthy bite with a good mouth feel and an after taste of toast. Very good.