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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Poured a dark ruby colour with a dark cream head. Malty nose with biscuit and nutty notes. The flavours were a bit disapointing, some light hops with a slight hint of nuts, biscuits and caramel but these are too faint. Sub medium body, not great but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a beautiful clear warm reddish brown with a lively rought off-white head. Roasted malty aroma with some nuttiness. Vague burned accents - burned caramel. The finish is dry. 040408

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
It’s very beautiful, dark, red-brown with a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, light chocolate, nuts syrup and it ends on a slightly dry note with a grapefruit-like bitterness and a hint of oranges. The body is full and yet light, it’s a very charming beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle. A dark amber colour with a thin white head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma, the is sweet with a smooth chocolate malt. The finish is bitter and dry. A good well balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a strongish head. The aroma is mildly malty, and the flavour is malty and lightly toffee bitter. Overall a reasonable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Fruity, malty aroma. Dark ruby pour, thin head leaves some suds behind. Flavour - its a brown ale. And rather a nice one - nutty, sweet hedgerow fruit, toffee malt, tasty and refreshing cold. Not fancy but definitely moreish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
Bottle 500ml. Hoppy malt aroma. Pours a deep clear brown. The thin brown head dissolved within a couple of minutes. I found this one quite sweet, with almost a cola feel about it. Not really much bitterness to speak of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, from Morrisons, Banbury. Dark brown ruby with thin beige head. Sweetish fruity beer but with a cardboardy background, plum, blackberry a little hazelnut some toffee caramel on the palate. Lasting and a little cloying. Its fine if underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 9, 2008
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with ripe fruits, toasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet fruity flavor with roasted malt, nuts, caramel and chocolate notes. Ends sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

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