Brewed by Black Hole
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A distinctive dry taste and a ruby red colour form the basis of this bitter. Challenger hops provide a fruity finish and the malt combination give a underlying toffee flavour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (2054) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2010
Cask - Standing Order (JDW), Derby. Poured with a lasting, medium sized creamy beige head leaving a uniform lacing atop a clear ruby brown body. Sweet fruit, caramel notes & roasted malt aromas. Remains malt-forward on the tongue. Quite roasty and mildly fruity with a fairly decent finishing bitterness. Medium body & length finish, soft to medium palate texture. A solid, easily quaffable bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Hand pulled at the Prince of Wales, Moseley, Birmingham. Smooth, thin chestnut ale. Malty, quite lite with a little nutty choc. Pleasant. [what a boring review that was - Ed.]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2010
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 21 May 2010) Reddish amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit and red berries. Malty, fruity taste with red berries, dried fruit, toffee and a mild, spicy bitterness. Medium body, with some sweetness. Tasty and well balanced, but hardly exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Green Man and Blacks Head Hotel, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, 21-05-10 Pours red/amber with a white creamy textured head. The taste is malty and bitter, bit fruity little bit drying at end. Its fine but perhaps a tiny bit past its best. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at Battersea Beer Festival, 11 February 2010. Copper colour. Scant head. Decent condition. Rather clammy malt aroma. Light toffee hints on the nose. Fruity malt on the palate. Toffee apple in the background. A little pinch of tartness. Ends up quite tasty. Good length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
BBF 2010. Ha, whoo, that was unexpected! frementing fruit and wet wood with caster suger coating aroma, and it smell strongly of alcohol. hobnobs galore!! biscuit times three! Maybe hobnobs in flat coke ??? well im sure you get the hint. its sweet and tastes of hobnobs ;-) p.s. ruby colour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2009
Cask at Cloisters... lovely ... once again looking at Average, youd think some of you dont like beer :-) ... nice pink copper ... thin an head ... sweet toffee malt with light fruity hop background ... little dry linger ... with just a hint of a hop i dont like showing through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8464) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Mermaid, St Albans 15/06/09. Reddish amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel aroma with some red fruit. Flavour was malty with a hint of syrup and dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47600) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Devonshire Cat, Wellington Street, Devonshire Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 4HG.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, smoked licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20090419]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
[Cask gravity at Heathrow Beer Festival 2008.] Dull gold with a ring of white head; fruity malt aroma; sweet and fruity with a toffee sweetness to finish.

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