Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A spicy beer for the late autumn celebrations. A fiery and spicy beer with a hint of cinnamon and cloves.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s brown with a medium white head. The nose is shoe polish, some wood, nutty malts and brown sugar. The taste is dusted nut, some yeast, red fruit and carmel-coated twig. A hint of spice rack. Light body, soft carbonation. Pretty meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Ruby, clear, thin white head; tasted thin; sweet toffeeish malt and some cinnamon spice; below average - I thought the time of year for bad, low strength Christmas beers had long gone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down Inn (JDW), Wimbledon in Nov 2013 - Amber Brown in colour. Fruity; orange citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Spicy. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1473) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Cask at House of Trembling Madness, York. Medium white head. Dark amber body. Malt, sulphur, red fruit, black malt, banana, caramel. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2309) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask at the Magpie, dark red-brown with a lasting coarse white head, clean brown-malty nose with an unusual spice tang, body is an odd mix of a lightly hoppy brown bitter with winter spices. Neither fish nor fowl, it doesn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (388) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Nice red-brown colour with a thin off white-beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, spices, hint of coffee. Taste was well balanced, light sweet with a light bitter finish. Thin oily texture, light carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1721) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark amber beer with small head and some lacing. Aroma is malts with some sulphur. Taste is caramel, spices and malts. Decent beer, just let down by aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (208) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
aroma malty with cereal ,light copper colour,taste is light bitter and little else short bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Reddish amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and bready malts with a hint of cinnamon and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Wetherspoons Victoria 2 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Mørk amber. Filmskum hvor en del fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden aroma. Litt frukt. Lite kullsyre. Smaken mandler. Vel søt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Festival ale poured from cask at JDWs Victoria Station. Clear dark brown coloured body. Shiny surface. Poor lacing. Spiced fruity malts to the nose. Marmalade and caramel malts in flavour. Dry in the mouth. Easy to drink and carries some enjoyment (London, 02.11.2012).

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