Formerly brewed at RCH
Style: English Strong Ale
Weston-super-Mare, England


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
As both Paul and Graham are rail enthusiasts the beer is named after the firebox in a steam engine. A reddish deep brown coloured beer which is a deceptively drinkable strong bitter with a fine combination of citrus hops and cherry fruit bittersweet flavours which gives a strong dry bitter finish.
Pale malt, chocolate malt; Progress and Target hops.

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MeadMaster36 (0) - - APR 18, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: APR 18, 2019 Heavy on the malt and viscosity. This is somewhere between a bitter and old ale style because of the strength. Large puffy head, smooth body and slight hoppy finish but has more weight to it. Lovely stuff.

si_law (31) - - OCT 29, 2017
Not bad not bad Not bad not bad Not bad not bad Not bad not bad Not bad not bad Not bad not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BeardedAvenger (2368) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Cask at PoW, Farnborough. Down as RCH, but is it n fact Pitchfork? No aroma. A dark amber. No head. Light bitter with a sweet edge. Fruity and spicy. Light-medium bodied. Slick. Flat. Lomg finish. Decent. Enjoyable jammy fruit.

allmyvinyl (12279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2017
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy amber with a thick white head. Aromas of caramel and faint mixed spice. Taste is a little bland. Sweet biscuit on the finish.

AshtonMcCobb (8476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - deep amber/brown. Hazy. Nice fluffy head, possibly a touch lively. Nose - caramel and biscuits. Taste - light spiced biscuits, more caramel or fudge. Palate - medium bodied, creamy in the middle, dry crunchy finish. Overall - a bit single dimensional, but generous.

ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Pint on cask at the Bank House. Pours a cloudy darkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and toffee. Similar flavours, quite sweet, some bitterness, very creamy throughout.

ShivanDragon (5927) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
fles van 50cl bij lekkerbier weg, schenkt op zich redelijk helder op enkele kleine floaties na, koper, met mega schuimige geel/witte kraag, man deze kraag is echt mega en blijft erg lang hangen. aroma van mout, lichte caramel en alcohol. Smaken zijn vrij zoet, matig bitter, zeer licht zuur, redelijk moutig, licht aards, glad/zacht van textuur, redelijke alcoholsmaak aanwezig, medium body, romig en glad, lage co2, zeer licht fruitig. ok

AndySnow (9396) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
How: Cask.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, some fruit, Bitter finish.

TEJA (4036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Cask at Akkurat Stockholm. Smal off white head over a deep dark amber beer. Small aroma but no impurities. Sweet light caramell taste with low bitterness and body.

47574xeCD (1922) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask at Victoria Inn Rugby, poured unclear, white head malty notes, malty taste, glad it was only a half.

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