RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear red/brown pour, off white head, slight spice and malt aroma, malt taste with dried fruits and a hint of coffee, a moderate bitter finish. RichardGretton (4785) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a strong white head. The aroma is lightly caramel, and the flavour is bitter with a mellow toffee'ness. Overall a good premium bitter.
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Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear amber brown, medium off-white head, sweet malty aroma, good lacing, toffee, bit of fruit, sweet, mild malty aftertaste patrick767 (4178) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
bottle - Pours red and is filled with big suspended yeast particles. There’s minimal head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel. It tastes of sweet caramel malt and a touch of hops bitterness. Easy drinking and smooth on the palate, it’s an okay if uninspired brew. MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Lovely initial aromas out of the bottle. Dark chocolate, Espresso and cranberries on the nose. Palate pretty feistily bubbly but overall well balanced flavours taling off with slight hoppiness, digestive biscuits and a lovely bitterness
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was of Vienna malt. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of red malt and hops. Not one that I would likely buy again. shoestring (427) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
i actually enjoyed this immensely. Lovely red. Taste improved as well, as it heated up. Jolly nice. Bottled from Asda. screigh (765) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a ruby red color. Zero head. This thing has so many floaters It looks like a weak oatmeal. It looks a bit syrupy too. Aroma reminds me of a malty barleywine. Malty and fruity with a somewhat dry finish. Without even knowing where this was made my initial thoughts were, "It tastes English." Rune (13507) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2012
Half, well kept cask at Horse & Jockey in Chorlton. Bright golden-brown body covered by a tiny, beige head, blanketing the glass. Smell of mid-sweet malts and oranges. Mixed bag of red oranges, ripe fruits and caramel malts. Rounded bitter endnotes. Satisfying partner to the mushroom pie (Greater Manchester, 06.07.2012). mike_77 (7089) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
Red brown colour. Aroma has some sweet red fruit. Flavour is fruity and malty and has a light smokiness. Shame about the slightly metallic taste.