Brewed by Wentworth
Style: Bitter
Rotherham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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A delicious chestnut bitter with a full malt character and finished with a delicate balance of Whitbread hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
500mnl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours chestnut brown with little to no head. Aromas, such as they are, are light red fruit and caramel. Light spice on the taste. Finishes unexcitingly. I said when I bought this, "It’ll probably be terrible, but let’s give it a go". Not terrible, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Deep chestnut gold, no head and minimal condition. Low fruity malt and trace hop resin in the nose, slight chocolate powder bitterness in the mouth with a low malt sweetness and some oxidation, finish is briefly bitter then lingering but muted chocolate sweetness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (3517) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from B&M; chestnut brown pour with a few brown bubbles for a head, caramel and dried fruit aroma, taste had caramel, soap, some biscuity malts, not much carbonation or xmas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1590) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Bottled. Chestnut body. No head. Red fruit, malt, black malt, green apple (unwelcome aroma). Bitter with a bitter finish. Only paid £1 for this, so difficult to feel shortchanged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting - London. Pours clear, orange-gold with a foamy white head. Light toasty malts on the nose, faint leaves. Mild sweetness in the flavor, toasty dough. Kind of bland. Faint wood and leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Boring finish, some leafy bitterness and toast. Drinkable just very pedestrian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
500ml Bottle: best before Nov 2014, poured into two half-pint tumblers on 15 Feb 2013 and shared with a mate. Pleasant reddy brown body, the biege head hung around awhile. Malts rule the aroma and taste: spiced up somewhat, it tries to be a ’winter warmer’ without the strength or depth of flavours. Nice enough, but lacks true class or craftmanship in its feel and presence: it is a fairly cheap brew,mostly for the cut price supermarket and lower end of the booze shop trade, so my comments should be taken with that in mind. OK more than great, it doesn’t pretent to be overly special and it isn’t: the shiney labelling is typical of the brewery and helps to make the beer stand out on the shelves, why not? Happy with the beer: but would have been upset if I’d paid a lot for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2859) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a medium head. Aroma is spicy carrot cake and bread. Taste is gassy and bready malt to start. More co2 and a little spice on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a reddy brown colour, head quickly dissapates, taste is full and malty with some spice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3409) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Aroma and flavour of toasty malts. It’s quite bitter and dry. A bit too light and thin though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnCook101 (349) - - DEC 29, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours deep copper. Heavy malt aroma with not much else. Similarly heavy and toasty malt to taste with a good amount of smoke and coffee notes leading to a surprisingly sharp bitter finish. Better balanced with the bitterness than many dark malty ales.

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