chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask (handpump) at the Nags Head, Reading on 1 May 2009. Dark tawny colour. actually didn’t spot the Sinner-man/Cinnamon pun initially. Until the glass got within about a yard of my nose that is. Strong cinnamon aroma and flavour. Not much else in evidence really - the cinnamon swamped all. A bit over the top to put it mildly.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Ruby with a beige layer. Medicinal dandelion and budock spiciness aroma, not completely brazen cinnamon. Wet doughy Swedish spiced biscuit, freshly dunked but with a distinct background chlorine note. Vimto-like, pleasantly spiced alcoholic concoction with no off notes. Other than the chlorine. One of the more successfully spiced English brews I’ve stumbled into. Could drink a pint without being sick.
harrisoni (16533) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cask gravity at Bree Louise, Euston. Deep, ruby chestnut colour, no head. Something artificial in this, fruit, spice, cloves, red fruit. Badged as a cinnamon ale. I couldn’t drink more than 1/4 of a pint