Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Truro, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A classic dark premium strength bitter, full flavored with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask by gravity at Ayrshire Beer Festival, Troon (13 Oct 12) - clear amber brown, bubbly white head, sweet caramel malty aroma, initial sweetness, toffee, caramel, oily feel, prolonged bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1602) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
First tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2004. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Sweet maple syrup note in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit base with fig fruit - just like a fig roll!, sweet toffee flavours also come through as well. Very slight note of hop dryness present in the weak bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty with underlying sweetness lingering in the mouth. A decent session bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
Cask,. The Queen’s Head, Chelmsford Aroma is floral hops, hey, straw grain. Taste is chewey something maybe figgy(!), stray, hey, eldeflower, nector and honey. Interesting and rather perplexing brew. Odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average to large, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, moderate hoppy, citrus, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100102]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6846) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
Cask (Metropolitan Bar JDW, Baker Street, London) - Copper coloured. Biscuity malt aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. The taste is fruity and moderately bitter with hints of caramel and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Cask in JDWs, Whitehall. Copper colour, good balance of hops and malt but a little sharpness to it, not sure if it was slightly off. OK nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
Paradise Forum Spoons, Brum. Always seems to be a Skinners beer in there. Tawny amber, slight fog speckled with lace. Hay, dust, slight pepper. Doughy biscuit afters, bit of dung in the aroma. No further information available. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Cask condition handpull at The County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Odd that I’ve not this before. Copper orange colour clear, with off white head. Fudge and softness are my 2 biggest impressions of this beer. Not diacetyl, but definite fudge/toffee aroma and flavour. Very soft in mouth and not much hop presence. It’s a decent bitter/ale as it’s not very bitter. Good sweetish fudge malts. Fine with a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Market Porter, Southwark 06/10/09. An inoffensive bitter, with a decent balance between the sweetish malts and bittering hops. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ... copper ... creamy tan head ... light fruity hop nose ... big toffee malt ... light bitter hop .. very blah... bitter linger

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