Itstasty (95) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016 harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, - NOV 18, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Ruby red colour with thin beige head. Malty nose with red and dark fruits. Some balancing hop. Dead malt feel in mouth though. Finish has candy sugar, some fruit sweetness and touch of dryness. Nose is fine, but the rest was not that good
Medium body, dark with short head which doesn’t hang around long. No great aromas, sweet and spice if anything. Taste is set caramel, lightly burnt. Lasting in the mouth. Reasonable beer for an Autumn night. redders1974 (1465) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Oak brown good head and lacing ripened fruir dark malts ok as the style goes ManVsBeer (10452) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle from B&M Bargains, Manchester. Dark, clear chestnut colour with no head. Traditional ale with a heavier fruity sweetnyin its aroma than taste, but this defines its character. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2014
500ml clear glass bottle from Amble Tesco. Pours dark reddish brown, no head. Strong caramel and toffee on the nose, fruitcake and demerara sugar. Taste is sweet. Light body, watery finish. Not my sort of thing at all. beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
A strong brown ale. No nonsense - pours chestnut, small diminishing head. Aroma caramel, brown sugar. Smooth, sweetish and slightly nutty, little hop character, rich dark malt, warming finish. Smooth and easy drinking as it says on the bottle, a solid and unpretentious cold weather brew.
gegwilson (3702) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle fdrom B&M. Deep chestnut with a fading cream head.Pleasant malt flavours. Some chocolate and red fruits. Not spectacular, but pretty solid and enjoyable. Mr_Pink_152 (5004) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. Colour is dark amber with frothy off white head. Aroma is caramel. Taste has caramel to start and a raisins. Just a touch watery. SarkyNorthener (4614) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma of raisins and toffee. Taste is toffee, raisins, dark fruits and sweet malts. Very brown ale like. Ok beer. danlo (3065) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a chestnut brown colour, frothy off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste is sweet & malty with dark fruits, raisins, toffee, roasted & nutty notes. Creamy mouth feel, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, some residual sweetness, dry finish. OK. dynamiteninja (1864) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. 6% ABV. Thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Blackish chestnut body. Nose is slightly raw: black malt, red fruit, alcohol, toffee, ginger and candied fruits/boiled sweets. Heavy on the raisin. Sweet taste. Dry finish. Starts off a little odd (drank straight from the fridge), but as it warms up I warm to it. At it’s current rating of 2.99 as of 2013, I think this beer is slightly underrated.