wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bar Fringe, Manchester. Dark with a small red glow and a thin creamy off-white head. Has medium roasted malt aromas and taste, and a little soapy in its aftertaste.
47574xeCD (211) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW wolves, thought this would be good but a bit bland, dark brown with a thin layer off white head, slightly cocoa coffee aroma, sweet chocolate taste and decent finish, not a bad beer just lacks a dominant flavour. Drinkable though. Not heavy.
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Lamplighter, St Helier. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is chocolate, salted caramel, roasted malt and liquorice. The taste is smooth roasted malt, bitter, toasty, chocolate, earth, pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well rounded and pretty drinkable. As good as I have had from Ringwood.
jmgreenuk (4920) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is light roasted malt. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a light watery malt, over-ripe red berry fruit palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. I was looking forward to this but was ultimately disappointed. Lacks flavour and way too light all round.
s_hartshorne (1741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask time piece dewsbury jdw. Black red good beige head. Dark malt choc aroma taste same slight fruits nice bitter finish. Decent chewy body. Good stuff.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
English porter with milky, off-white, thin and quickly opening foam and very dark burgundy colour, almost black, clear. Dense and powerfully malty aroma, toasted and smoky, raisins, candied dates, coffee, sweet tobacco, madera, charcoal, cloves, balsamic vinegar, chocolates, juniper berries, candi syrup. Soft fruity onset, rounded, subtly sweet, caramelly, pleasant lemon acidity, full maltiness with roasted bitter finish, creamy with the acidity coming back in the finish. I enjoyed this very much.
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in 9th January 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thin buff head. Good roast grain note in the short malty aroma with a hint of dark fruity plum. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark complex malts give a juicy maltloaf base with a smokey roasted grain flavour. Sweet notes of raisins and juicy black plum. There is a white peppery note present in the short bitter aftertaste which fades fast. Finish is malty with wood smoke, leather, dried dates and roasted almonds. This is a decent session and old fashioned in style Porter and one of my favourites from the Ringwood portfolio. Well recommended.
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Kingsbridge Inn, Bourton on the Water, Glos. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium light beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, dark fruit, slight coffee. I wasn’t expecting too much from a Ringwood beer but this was highly drinkable.
MissPxx (517) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate toffee flavour. Dark amber colour. Lean head. Chocolatey flavour. Very clean on the palate.
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gegwilson (1447) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in Smith’s Tavern, Ashbourne. Deep mahogany with a slightly frothy cream head. Not overly strong in flavour for a porter. A touch fruity at first with some roasty malt flavour. A good dry coffee finish. Very drinkable.