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


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A dashingly dark coloured beer that has a lightly hopped, fruit aroma with a rich, nutty flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2009
09/10 0.5 l bottle from the English shop in Antibes. Poured very nice, slightly hazy reddish brown body with medium sized ivory head. Roasted malt aroma, some nuts and caramel with trace of wood perhaps. A bit coffee flavor, bitterish, nutty, woody and a hint of smoked malts (ham). Medium bodied with softer carbonation. Coffee and sweet vanilla finish. Nice one, specially after those craps this evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090802]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mstly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty nutty and honey aroma. Light hoppy. Moderate bitter flavor. Caramellic and week chocolate notes. Nice. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Almost more Brown Ale than ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2009
Deep ruby red/brown body with almost lasting, light tan head. Cocoa notes on the aroma along with a bit of coffee and a touch of smoke. Some caramel in the taste also burnt notes, good body, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2009
Light tan head ample carb,dark red/brown pour,aroma smooth malty caramel,woody,honey chocolate milk note,flavour sweet maltiness caramel,nutty an oily taste easy drinking ale,finish sweetness very sharp smooth flavours,nice al;e.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle Clear, deep mahoney body. Lightly brown head. Quite ok aroma of strong malts, coffee, some hints of hops. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour: quite ok, just somewhat watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, and weak, dried fruit. Sweet, malty and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottled. Deep copper colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some wooden hops and mild grassyness. Flavour is wooden, some slight caramel maltyness as well as syrup, and some dark dry fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Athens, Ga - Five Points Bottle Shop - 500 ml bottle. Dark chocolate pour with a frothy khaki colored head that sticks around quite a while. Nice aroma of coffee and wort. Same coffee essence carries over to the flavor with some root beer in there as well. Definite nuttiness pervades though the back end. Solid, thick mouthfeel. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Brown with medium to thin tan head. Light malts, little hops and dark fruit. Qute rich with a touch of sweetness. Not bad all in all.

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