Brewed by Timothy Taylor
Style: Old Ale
Keighley, England


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
A dark, strong beer that has a reputation as a 'Winter Warmer'. Wholesome and satisfying, this mellow beer has body and depth, leaving a pleasant fruity afterglow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask (backlog). Rubyish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, raisins, ripe fruit and toffee. Flavour is toffee, wood, raisins, mild bitterness along with some liquorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 28, 2015
Cask at the Fieldhouse, Solihull. Poured almost black with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light sweet malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smoky malt, light liqourice, smooth creamy caramel palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
The perfect looming pint dark mahogany with nice head that stays al ost mild in taste very sessionable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Cask, Colchester Beer Festival 2015. White lacing. Opaque black. Taste is licorice, blackcurrants, cold espresso, very clean. Good fruity finish. Typical session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Cask at The Bridge, Rotherham; didnít make notes as pub was packed, but this ruby ale must have been pretty good as I ordered more than one; faintly recall a thickish mouthfeel and enjoyable flavours of dark fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask in the Racehorse, Kettlewell. Mahogany with a good tan head. Some nice fruity malt flavour to this with a very slight vinegar edge that suggests itís on its way out. Still not a bad drop in this condition. Notes of blackcurrant, toffee, coffee. OK, but need to try again some time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Good ruby beer tan head lacing. Aroma is slight fruits lots of malts. Taste is fruity sweet bready malts light bitterness. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at Brigantes, York. Dark brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of light toffee> taste has a tanninn-y, iron note, almost blood-like. Bit odd.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CidermanUK (1) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
One of my all time favourite ales from the end of the last century. It has stong chocolate and caramel flavours while smelling of old style breweries. Deep in colour almost ruby rather than brown, dark yet inviting. Not too strong and so very quaffable ale, always worth a swift on on those cold winter evenings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Slip Inn, York. Dark brown with cream head. Darkly roasted malt flavours with a drying maltiness, some tartness, some caramel. Earthy and hints of sour cherry.Ok.

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