foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of heavy malt, chocolate, slightly dirty, slightly pub carpet. Taste is complex and smoky, marmalade. Lingering hoppy bitterness on the finish. Lovely finish actually. Very nice.
dchad56 (318) - - JUL 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Initial high carbonation, clear medium dark red with thick white head.SStrong hoppy aroma. Ok on tongue and in mouth. Decent lasting bitter taste.
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More to this than I expected. Looks like a typical English bitter, and the malt base is nothing unusual, but there’s a big dose of red fruit in there. Berries redcurrants and almost strawberry. Finish is nice and bitter. Body not as thin as previous reviews suggest.
Smyles (4) - - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snazzy bottle. Jus tastes too bitter, too dark for this here pallet. Doesnt go down easy enough, this isnt leaving me wanting more??
BeerNinjaUK (225) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Branded "Ringwood Dark Ale". 500ml bottle at home. Aroma rich with fruitcake, chocolate, biscuits, grass. Thick mouthfeel with alcoholic sweetness.
Gehbe (123) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2016 Aroma weak, caramelly, some fruits and malt.Deep amber, clear, weak head.Taste sweetish, some hop bitterness and acidity. Finish malty with some bitterness.Medium body and carb. Alcoholic warmness.Overall drinkable, not imoressive.
mkel07 (4983) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants 280416. All things that are good about English beer are in this beer. Malty with a slightly bitter finish and a ruby copper colour.
Iznogud (2147) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours amber with small off-white head. Caramel malts, light sweetness, dry. Too simple too light for me.
AtronSeige (1202) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 20, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: Medium hops, fruity, earthy. Light strawberry, mint, wood
Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, off-white head. Fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-light earthy, Light strawberry. Medium bitterness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and light mint, wood.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: A good beer, within range, but nothing special.Sadly.
500ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
11C. Strong Bitter
Hopverdju (551) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Geproefd als Ringwood Dark Ale. Amberkleurig met een dunne witte schuimkraag. Weinig geur, wat mout. Smaak: zoetig – bitterig, geroosterde mout. Matige koolzuur. Medium body. Afdronk: licht zoetig – bitterig.
tricksta_p (3258) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in England. Aroma is malt, caramel, a bit buttery, apples, mild hops. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Not a stellar beer.