cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper... big thick tan head ... soft sweet roast ... soft toffee nose ... sweet roast ... big toffee malts ... creamy rost ... toffee malts .. woody and lots of sweet caamel malts
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Small head and slightly hoppy. Gentle sweetness with a medium body. For some reason I thought that I wouldn’t like this one-but I did with a vengence. A winner.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Brown and Green, Trentham. A slightly hazy reddish copper pour with a tight cream head; rich fruity aroma with cherries, plums and raisins; the taste is rather sour (in a nice way), fresh and spritzy, with a vinous, malty flavour, and some crisp vegetal hops; before a soft, rich, slightly spicy, caramel finish. Far fresher and tarter than I expected - really refreshing and enjoyable.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at old swan, uttoxeter. A red ale without the spice, typical bland beer from slaters. Ok, but could be much better.
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TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Craven Arms,Birmingham.5th march.Copper coloured pour with medium sized creamy head.Aromas of fruit and malt.Fruit and malt in the taste with good hoppyness too and some spice.Decent tasting beer.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Copper with cream head. Big, sweet, fruity beer initially followed by a tobacco type flavour from the hop, not so intense as advertised but certainly there. Reasonable enough.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear dark amber with a big white frothy head. The aroma is rich, creamy and malty leading to a medium to strong bitter flavour with lots of malt and plenty of dry hoppy spicy bitterness on the palate and in the aftertaste. I’m not a huge red ale fan, but I liked the spiciness of this ale and it went down very well I must say!
jamesie1857 (1187) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - cloudy red brew, wispy white head, holding together nicely. Strong nose of caramel, rich cake fruit and malts. A sharp sour bite in the first taste, which lasts through to a very long finish. An intriguing drink that isn’t as sweet as the brief suggests,
BlackHaddock (3166) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: best before Sep 2013, poured carefully into a Uk pint sleeve on 26 Nov 2012.
As the name suggests, this is a red brew: the weak, thin head being white and wispy.
The smell is yeasty, dark berries and slightly sour.
Taste wise it follows the aromas: might be a bit green (as in young) because it doesn’t sit right in the mouth and is a bit sour for a UK brew. Those dark berries give it a real fruity feel, yet the sourness doesn’t go away and the promised hoppy finish struggles to break through, it is there, but not as pronounced as promised on the labelling.
Different and interesting: not really my cup of tea, but glad I’ve had one (it’ll only be the one).