strawman (26) - - FEB 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, Hartlepool. Light copper colour, certainly not brown. Sweet malt on the palate, but my problem with this was a serious one. An overpowerring smell of Isinglas finings, and also a slight taste of the same. The beer was exceptionally clear, but there was clearly too much isinglas added to the gyle. Put me off having any more.
gegwilson (266) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Smith’s Tavern, Ashbourne. Chestnut coloured ale with a thin white head. Flavours of tea, coffee and a little nuttiness. Quite dry.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.7% deep ruby red colour with a good head, fruity aroma and bitter fruity taste.
Martin243 (623) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Schooner, Gateshead. Mid brown with an off white head. Caramel biscuit arome. Caramel and red fruit flavour with a plasticky hint. Bitter finish a bit at odds with the style. O.K.
danlo (693) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint, Darlington. Pours a clear copper-brown ruby colour, initial foamy tan head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of malt, toffee, fruity. Taste is malty, sweet, with dark fruits, toffee & caramel and a light lingering bitterness. Slightly watery smooth mouth feel, light to medium bodied, medium cabonation, warming finish. Nicely balanced, quite drinkable.
wimpyjoe (2300) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pearls Bar in the Great Western Hotel in Hartlepool. This is a very dark red ale in colour with no head. It has a sweet aroma and a milder but still sweet taste.
zacgillbanks (1498) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has fruity blackcurrant flavours, malty notes and more red fruit on the finish.