Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Ruby pour with a frothy tan head and clinging lace. Fruit, syrup aroma. Malt fruit and toffee flavour. Tart tangy finish. Hint smokiness. Martin243 (1222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Well, well. Earlier today, I had been bemoaning the bog-standardness of the Brown English Bitters I’ve had recently, and then the evening brings this: Deep russet pint, with a densely packed off-white head. Plumptious toffee and fruit aroma. Toffee blue fruit, and raisin flavours. Full bodied, chewy, smooth palate, bitter snap in the finish. I was reminded of Double Maxim, whih is a brown ale, which might give you a sterr as to the way this bitter leans. Lovely stuff. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
Bottled. Mild noswe of coffee. Pale brown creamy head. Malty roasty coffeyish taste. Average hops. A nice robust beer. The_Bish (1146) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
More average brewing from Durham. Shame really. Biscuits with a little bitterness. Not very impressed. Sausage club. Roasties and gravy club. 2 clubs I am a member of. Good clubs those. Gerbeer (4015) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany with light head of big bubbles. Aromas of wood, brown sugar, and a bit of sour mash. Flavours of burnt sugar, resin, and tobacco. Quite bitter.
Pudding (267) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Poured cloudy red/brown. Excellent lacing on glass from thick head. Taste: cherry. Overall: This beer is superior to many bottled beers I have tasted recently. A most unusual beer these days in comparison to the ubiquitous american hopped golden ales currently fashionable in the UK. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Best before June 2013. A frothy tan cap that settles fairly quick, but leave a volcanic crust and adequate lacing. deep ruby colour. Toffee and dry nut taste. aroma is roasted toffee. Nice dry finish with a pleasant carbonation. simonblaine (593) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Aroma: chocolate, nuts, caramel, frothy head, this is absolutely delicious. Another great beer from the Durham Brewery BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
500ml Bottle conditioned: best before Dec 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 27 Nov 2012.
Looked impressive: huge tan coloured head on a lovely ruby body with carbonisation bubbles rising through the clear beer.
The smell was malts all the way: nutty, chocolatey and toasted brown bread.
Flavour wise again the malts rule the tastes: still nutty, but so chocolatey, toasted/roasted biscuits with fruit notes within the biscuit. There is also an undertone of hop bitterness throughout the taste which balances out the semi-sweet malty molasses that are trying to take over completely.
Well carbonated and almost ’fizzy’ on the palate. danlo (3236) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint Darlington Market. Dark amber brown colour, frothy tan head with a roast malt chocolatey aroma. Taste is tangy dry malt, chocolate, smokey notes, earthy. Medium bodied, oily mouth feel, some bitterness and residual sweetness. Quite drinkable.