Mr_Pink_152 (5754) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle from Tebay Service on the M6. Reddish brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malty caramel, with chocolate. Taste is light sweet to light bittersweet. Medium body. bateleur (196) - BETCHWORTH, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2017
500ml bottle from Rheged Services near Penrith. Pours Ruby/brown with a medium tan head. Aroma malt caramel and fruit. taste moderately sweet with a fruit mixed with warmth from alcohol. Very pleasant drunk after climbing hill of same name. Davros IX (577) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2017
A head that quickly dissipated and left quite a flat beer. However, this lack of any effervescence complemented a beer that was porter like in its flavour. Lots of toasted malt and some hop bitterness added interest, but I couldn’t escape the thought that it tasted a bit like home brew. The blurb said bottled Christmas pudding but I really didn’t get that stewed fruit flavour. All in all not very good. AshtonMcCobb (7029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle from Local in Carlisle.
Appearance - deep ruby to brown with a lovely head.
Nose - plums, cherries and biscuits. Marzipan maybe!
Taste - more prunes with a biscuit backdrop. Fruit cake generally.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - really good beer. weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the NWAF 2012, Manchester. Murky brown slightly reddish, big frothy beige head. Aroma of cake, malty caramel, some chocolate. Flavour has some fruit, malts and alcohol present, some bitterness in the finish. Not bad.
downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Deep, reddish amber, with a decent, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Sweet, candy sugar and red fruit aroma with a slight tanginess. full mouth feel, rich fruit cake sweetness, warming alcohol and a gentle finish. Good. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask (backlog). Rubyish brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, some sour wood, floral hops and mild toffee and sweetness. Flavour is fruity, floral, some slight alcohol as well as some resiny and raisiny notes. madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
19th July 2010rauchbier (3949) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Clear dark amber beer. Reasonable biscuit coloured head. Dry malty nose. Semi dry palate. Tangy orange, bordering on sour! A little mit of malt, what there is is rich. Hint of apple in the dry finish. Skewed methinks.
Botttle, from a shop in Glenridding. Deep ruby brown, thin shortlived tobacco yellow head and minimal condition. Initialy buttery and caramel sweet in the nose with some roasted coffee notes developing, full bodied fruity plum notes in the mouth with a pleasant roasted nutty bitterness and hints of toffee and liquorice, finish is chalky bitter and sweet liquorice lingering over some buttery notes thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
A - roasted caramel with slight citrus
A - dark copper/gold with thick head
T - sweet with light roasted bitter
P - mid and soft
O - decent