Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Bitter
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Seasonal - Christmas.
Mahogany coloured festive ale with aromas of roasted malt and fruity hop. This full bodied premium bitter has a rich and complex palate of roasted malt and biscuit complemented by both lemon and blackcurrant fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Hand pulled pint from my local Wetherspoons on 30th Nov 2011. Deep mahogany colour with an off-white crown of foam on top, the aforementioned head left plenty of lacing on the UK sleeve it was poured into. Malts ruled the aroma, with a fruity backnote of blackcurrents/berries (Bramling Cross and Boadicea hops used, the malts: Optic). The taste followed the smells, with a Christmasy richness that gave the beer a deeper depth of body as well as adding to the flavours of roasted biscuit type malts and dark berries. Both bitter and sweet in equal measures, a pleasant winter ale worth trying.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5555) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
JDW 2011 Christmas Festival. light bodied best bitter with few hops. It’s clean and refreshing, though lacking in most departments.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
9th December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Slighty fruity with toffee notes. Not too bitter. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Dark copper pint, a mild hoppy aroma, some fruit in the background. Drinks sweet and woody, with some dark fruits and a mild resiny finish. Nice english ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Blacks Head, Bletchingdon, Oxon 01-01-10 Pour amber with medium white head. Taste is mostly fruit and caramel but it also carries a lengthy bitterness. Pleasant enough but nothing special. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov12 3.0

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma and rounded taste, not as sweet as I feared. Sharp bitter finish. Enjoyed this. 21.12.10 Same location. A little grass in the aroma. Some paint and varnish in the taste. Still acceptable. Rated: 6,4,6,4,13:3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Sydney Arms, Crewe 28/12/2007 Fruit and malt aromas. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and bitter slightly dry full malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Horse Shoe, Crewe 28/12/2007 Fruity aroma. Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and dry malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the United Sports Bar, Scarborough 04/12/2009 Malt aroma. Small white head. Copper coloured floral and smooth on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a crisp and slightly chocolaty malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Horse Shoe, Crewe 13/12/2009 Fruity aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a slightly bitter chocolaty malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Dolphin, Macclesfield. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Dark orange / brown with creamy off white head. Got some flavours I like in there, bit of cake, vanialla, caramel, little winter spice type thing going on. Usually stay away from Robinsons as though it was scouse, quite enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (6836) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (Cricketers, Southampton) - Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity aroma with raisins and marzipan. Fruity taste with moderate bitterness and sweetness.

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