Theydon_Bois (21814) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle at home, 26/08/17.
Rich chestnut brown with a decent light beige cap.
Nose is nutty, toffee, biscuit malts, light spice, red apple.
Taste comprises brown bread, biscuit crumble, toffee, dried fruits, brown sugar, light spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dusting of earthy hop bitterness.
Fine for a supermarket beer. thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle on a train. As soon as I cracked this, it smelled like a bunch of earthy rye. Lots of earthy and bready flavours going on here. Essentially no hop aroma or flavor, although there’s a moderately-low bitterness at the end. Decent, but seriously malty. jjsint (3652) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Cambridge. Reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. Translucent. Cranberry aroma with some spicy and chocolatey notes. Sweet and spicy with the rye grain to the fore of the taste. A slightly more pronounced bitterness at the end jars just that little bit. Ripe raspberry, carob and toast in the aftertaste. Competent and enjoyable if flawed. Grumpelmies (436) - GERMANY - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Copper. Minimal head. Aroma reminds me of a dark Bock. Red berries. Taste is fruity, slightly sweet, bready, nutty, bready and caramell. As it gets warmer there’s also a hint of chocolate and cocoa.
Long bitter and dry aftertaste. It’s ok but I’m missing the rye character. I’ve got the feeling a Scotch Single Malt would go well with this.
john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. Amber Brown in colour. Small beige head. Malty; toasty grainy rye malts, caramel. Spicy; quite peppery. Fruity; some orange citrus. Bittersweet grainy rye malty and spicy throughout. Ends quite bitter. Not bad. (2015-12-14)
Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark brown shade with a reasonable head. Bramble, red fruits, cola, malty aroma. Very earthy taste, more on the malty side, but decently bitter. Good stuff. colui72 (1185) - HONG KONG - NOV 5, 2016
Clear bronze with a medium cream head. Bready aroma with notes of caramel. Very malty ale, rich and bready, low sweetness, with notes of caramel. Enjoyable ale. ManVsBeer (11451) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Halifax. Copper-red with a thin head. Malty-sweet in with its rye character very apparent. TheBeerUnited (51) - - AUG 3, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 500Ml bottle. Pours a dark bronze colour with 2 finger creamy head. Good retention. Nicely carbonated. Slight lacing. Rich rye and cognac aroma. Taste is bitter, hoppy and dry with earthy coffee, cognac, marmite and roasted malt balanced by pine and floral hops. Oily viscosity. Dry berryish finish. Pretty good. nihtila (4043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper. Nose is sweet lightly roasted malts, bready malts. Tastes bready malts, syrupy sweetness, light rye. Decent.