hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Bottle at The Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire, home of the Son of Sid Brewery, enjoyed in front of a roaring fire in the company of Fin, Loz and Isobel. Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit: ripe plum, black cherry or Ribena. Dry taste full of vague hints of half remembered flavours: wood bark, spruce, match head, leather and autumn bonfire. Complex and fascinating beer, rooted deep in the fabric of rural England.