MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle. The aroma from this beer is (to me) surprisingly given the description on the bottle, of dark sweet fruits. However when its poured the dark reddish body confirms this is definitely at the darker end of the bitter spectrum. It pours with a thick ice cream cone type head that is medium in duration and moderately laced. It tastes of dark fruits, hops, and then a bitterness which passes to a dry malty finish, There is also hints of burnt caramel and nuts along the way too. Overall this beer is a lot darker than i was expecting or enjoy but its certainly has character.
olliejobbins (619) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a copper colour with reasonably big head and lacing. aroma is of hops and spices. maybe a little yeast. nice taste - again hops. malts and yeast with a little spice. tastes like a mild xmas beer.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 25/10/13. A deep brown beer with no head. A good rich malty beer. Fruity woth some chocolate notes. Lots of flavour. A bit warming. A long finish. A nice beer.
SarkyNorthener (1089) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tesco. Clear chestnut beer with small head. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Taste reminds me of an old ale. Ripe fruits, sweet malts, toffee and some dark molasses. Very good beer.
berkshirejohn (3969) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Tesco’s, Camberley. An attractive bright chestnut colour with a ring of white head; straightforward malty aroma; sweet, chewy, fruity, malt taste - slightly stewed, but not too bad; and a gentle deep-rooted bitterness with some warming spice to finish. A rather good strong bitter.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle: best before 20 Jan 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on 12 Dec 2012.
Chestnut red/brown body: clear and clean. The head was a full blanket of white foam with lacing on the sides.
Malts rule the aroma and taste: semi-sweet and fairly rich in depth, the hops giving the beer a bite and crispness that settles the malty sweetness down nicely. Those Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles Hops also ensure a floral and nutty feel is present within the maltiness of the body. Easy to drink and a pleasure to do so: I like the semi-sweet maltier brews and fits the profile well: full bodied and flavoursone, well done Elgood’s.
zacgillbanks (1482) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from b&m, Chester-le-Street. A copper coloured beer with malt and rich caramel flavours, red fruit and a slight nutty and burnt toffee finish.
wimpyjoe (2274) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear mid-brown in colour, sustains no head. Only the mildest of fruits in nose and taste and not much bitterness.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
5.5% amber colour with a thin head, caramel aroma, fizzy metallic toffee taste.
Martin243 (617) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from B&M served cellar cool. fruity russet aroma, brown sugar and orchard fruit flavour. A pleasant but not outstanding strong bitter