Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
330ml bottle. Very dark copper shade. Small head to nothing. Strong burnt malty notes throughout with some tangy oranges and smoky dark fruits backing it up. Medium sweet and medium bodied. OK but a bit one-dimensional. allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, almond, faint boozy note, almost apples. Taste is boozy, green apples. Hot, sweet finish. Bottle or released too soon mebbe? AshtonMcCobb (6911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Appearance - murky amber brown with a head which disappears quite quickly.
Nose - toffee/almond/marzipan.
Taste - green apple booze thing, which I’m not sure I’m totally enjoying. Something acid aldehyde.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy/boozy middle section and the finish is similar.
Overall - bottled or released too early perhaps. Has issues. Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle split at LKS Heights, thanks to Danny, 03/08/15.
Rich copper with a decent beige covering that soon collapses.
Nose is caramel, toffee, vanilla, bread pudding.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, raisens, dates, spice, toffee.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweetish licks in the close.
Decent strong, masks the ABV well. The_Osprey (9126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. 9%. Dark red, still, small ring of tan head. Aroma is raspberry, varnish, red apple. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, bready, a little butter, apple and varnish, some alcohol coming through. Overall, it’s a nice strong ale.
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3rd August 2015mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Stratoflat. Thanks to Dan or this English rarity. Almost clear amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with modest fine carbonation. Malts are surprisingly thin and bring modest caramel. Tangy dried fruits - fairly intense. Little alcohol warmth. Some esters, Light finish. Decent.
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Thanks to Daniel Osprey for this one. Nice reddy amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is solvent, toffee apple, orange rind, cakey. Flavour is composed of jammy fruits, jammy dodgers, nutty, caramel,, nutty. Palate is medium sweet, moderate low carbonation, sticky on the tongue. Bit of booze. Lingers. Scopey (15690) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to Daniel. It pours clear deep amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, rich, oily, orange muffin, Cointreau, fruit cake and plenty of stewed citrus. The taste is rich, oily, orange muffin, Cointreau, oily, peppery, varnish, light boost, bready, stewed sultanas and mild spice with a rich, oily finish. Medium + body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, oily and boostable English Strong. Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear gold with a creamy head. Interesting aroma, some prune, berries, bread, cinnamon. Medium sweet flavor with rich, syrupy berries, dates, forest berries, orange peel. Medium bodied, a little oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, more oily fruits, bready malts, honey, light caramel pudding, faint tang, more ripe orange. Pretty nice beer. JPC1524 (226) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Received a bottle direct from the Brewery. Aroma was strong warming toffee, syrup and alcohol. Despite the strong alcohol notes on the palate, they were balanced and not over powering. The original Jail character was there. A great beer experience.