ralphdot (1095) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.5% amber colour with a poor head, slight fruity hop aroma, roast malt and fruity taste, very nice rich beer. johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle. Tawny appearance and a pleasant freshness about it. Slightly malty with a medium body. Impressive. thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a dark amber brown colour and has a nutty and dark fruit aroma. In the taste it has a little spice dark fruits and nutty a nice winter ale I hope its available this year. Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle 12 C
AP: Cristal clear, with a light brown chocolate head.
AR: Fruit, hoppy, caramel
F: Great bitterness, roasted malt
One of my favorite breweries in UK BlackHaddock (7964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle with a best before Date of Dec 2008, drank May 2008.
Poured into a Forbidden Fruit chalice glass.
Terracotta red colour with a wispy white trace of a head.
Toffee Apples came to mind as the aroma arrived at my nose, this was sweet smelling stuff.
The taste reminded me of Batemans XXXB, one of my favourite beers. Well balanced and full of all the good things an English Bitter should possess, a hop, malt mix with a medium mouthfeel.
I thought this one of the better bottled beers on the British market at the moment.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2007
Amber with a white head. Sweet slightly buttery malt aroma. Malty taste with some sourness and a mid bitter finish. Good winter beer. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2008
Slightly soapy but strongly flowery and spiced nose. Pours ruby/copper with a persistant beige head. Good nutty malt balanced with a strongly dry hoppy bitterness in the flavour consistently from start to lingering, dry finish imdownthepub (15528) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, pasterised. Reddish amber with white head. Full and warming bitter, relatively dry and hoppy but with a background sweetish fruitiness. Some roasted notes, pretty reasonable. berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Dark amber with a long-lasting thick soft cream head; fruity malt aroma; thick and heavy with earthy malt flavours, and a dry, slightly spicy finish. Warming and pleasant to drink. zacgillbanks (5661) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle from Aldi, Washington. Dark amber with a large white head of foam. It has a blackcurrant and burnt toffee flavour followed by earthy, nutty and bitter fruit on the smooth, warming finish. Good.