john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014 leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - SEP 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bronze with an off white foam. Aromas are dark treacle with raisins and winter berries. Earthy spiced black tea with some medicinal notes. Flavours are unidentifiable mixed fruits with sweet toffee malts. Dry on the palate with some pepper. Average.
Bottle (in Sept 2012) - Ruby in colour. Fruity; plums, raisins. Malty; toasty sweet malts, caramel. Hoppy; earthy peppery hops. Sweet fruity malty with some balancing hop bitterness. Finishes dry. OK. Better than expected. Drinkable. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled 22/06/13. A dark brown to ruby coloured beer with a wisp of whitish head. A fruity malty aroma. Fruity in the mouth too but with a real lick of chocolate. Pretty decent. BlackHaddock (7235) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD 31 Aug 2013. Poured into two half-pint glass tankards at home on 7 June 2013.
Bright and clear body: red body leaning towards brown, on top a thin off-white head that soon became a wisp and collar.
Red berries in the nose and taste: more malts than hops but a good blend of flavours with a body depth that suited the brew. Semi-sweet front with a mildly bitter finish, refreshing and interesting.
A decent beer all round. Pity the head refused to hang around. mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - clear dark brown, foamy beige head, vanilla, malty aroma, initial sweetness, moderate bitter hop finish JohnRMurdoch (4830) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Medium brown, decent head. Grassy toffee malt aroma. Vanilla toffee malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Unbalanced & not very good.
zacgillbanks (5128) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Team Valley. This is a ruby red coloured beer with malty, red fruit and nutty flavours with a sweet slight roasted chocolate finish. joe19612 (2900) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour, with a moderate size head, aroma is malty with some dark fruits, taste is sweet malts and some toffee with a dry finish. martinrumsam (565) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle reddish chestnut brown with beige thin head that lingers aroma is brown bread malt with dates. Taste is mostly bitter with slight caramel undertone. Bitterness increases at the finish. Mouthfeel is watery and very dry. Low carbonation. PieMan70 (25) - - OCT 19, 2012
Hmm. Slightly weak in flavour but not unpleasant. Solid, easy to drink workmanlike bitter berkshirejohn (6452) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2012
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s beer hunt range. Copper with a thin white head; malty aroma; thin at first with a dry, malty, caramel taste; and a trace of fruit and chocolate towards the finish. A straightforward bitter.