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


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle 0,5 Liter : a amber coloured beer with some fruity and some cookie taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle Conditioned, aged 3.5yrs. Red amber with lacing white head. Full flavoursome rounded beer with rich malty base. Plenty of rich fruit and nutty flavours balancing a drying finishing bitterness. Worth aging this beer for a while, good results.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2006
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned (?), ABV is 5.5%. Clear amber to brown colour, moderate head. Strong sweetish and hoppy aroma, notes of strawberries, blackcurrants, figs, caramel and Christmas pudding. Pleasant flavour with moderately sweet fruity notes, some biscuity notes and caramel too. Distinct hops throughout. Soft and pleasant mouthfeel. A nice Christmas ale this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle from waitrose Pours a dark amber colour and has a dark fruit and a light chocolate aroma and has a dark fruity taste with a small hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle from The Beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn, Bottle conditioned. A dark amber / mid-Brown colour. Nice dry-ish malty taste. Quite "warming" & Biscuity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2003
Bottled. Deep amber colour, soft modest white head that had dissipated by the end. Beautiful hop aroma with a strong malty backbone to it. This has a sweat, succulent blend of malts and definitely fulfils the expectations that the label ‘winter warmer’ put forward. I know it was good because despite my best efforts I’d drunk the lot before finishing the rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5337) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2004
Very smooth sweet smell; malty and fruity. Clear, reddish-orange coloured with a thin white head. Taste is sweet, very nutty and bitter in the end. Bitter and smooth palate. Nutty taste remains. Quite decent brew, above expectations!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Great Western Hotel, Exeter 28/12/2002 Amber coloured strong in alcohol and slightly rich on the palate. Some sour fruit flavour. Lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7308) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2007
Thin white coarse head. Chestnut brown body. Sweet roasty caramel aroma with notes of metal and nuts. Deep caramelly nutty taste with metallic notes. Very reminiscent of Ruddles County, but more powerful in taste, and less bitter. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2002
Bottle conditioned. Amber brown, low head and condition. Aromas of caramel malt and fruity hops, some toffee and more fruity hops in the mouth and a yeasty bitter finish with lingering hoppiness.

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