Brewed by Timothy Taylor
Style: Old Ale
Keighley, England


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RATINGS: 61   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4358) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Cask. Gravity dispense. Barrow Hill jamboree. Had plenty of this many moons ago round West Yorkshire, so nice to try again. Dark, cola brown. Decent, tan head. Soft, UK hoppage. Stone fruits. Hint of coffee. Roast malts. Taste is nutty and fruity dry. Light body. Nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17248) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Cask gravity at Rail Ale í16, 20/05/16. Rich, dark mahogany brown topped with a decent tan swirl. Nose is earthy fruit, treacle toffee, dark malt, fruit loaf. Taste comprises fruit cake, light spice, caramel, dark fruit rinds, plum, dates. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough flavour profile for a 4.3% brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6841) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Cask at Chesterfield Rail Ale Jolly with RB crew; dark opaque brown pour with a tan head aroma has dark fruit, molasses, chocolate and some spice, taste has all the above plus a little coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Cask by gravity at The Station House, Durham, £3.50/pint. Dark, ruby-brown beer with a very thin, cream coloured head. The nose is thick, rich and appealing with lots of burnt toffee, cream and light ash. The taste is strikingly reminiscent of Rolo sweets with a huge chocolate and toffee hit. Itís full-bodied and tannic, evocative of heavy red wine while retaining a sugary sweetness throughout. There are some very pleasant flavours but on the whole itís a little too sweet and rich for me - a half would have been enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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 (7843) - 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 (1005) - 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 (1700) - 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 (3284) - 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.

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