jamesie1857 (1980) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012 maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 29/10/12. A near black coloured beer with a red hint. Poured with no head. Very plummy fruity in the nose with a menthol sweetness. At first I disliked the plums in the mouth (ooh matron) as they were over sweet and harsh. However it mellowed after a while and became relatively tasty. A game of two halves I suppose.
500ml bottle from erm... Morrisons. Pours a very dark brown colour with a very thin head, that soon dissipates, the aroma is all fruit, the taste is fruity again, with a bit of sweetness with a dry bitter finish. Nice and recommended when it comes round again next Easter.
BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
500ml bottle (brewed for the Morrisons supermarket chain): best before 1st Feb 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard during an IPA and Porter tasting evening on 11th Aug 2012.
Almost Ruby red in colour with a fading head of small white bubbles.
Intense strawberry and red berry aroma, this is one fruity brew (label claims plum and damson flavours): my nose found berries though.
The taste was also fruit berries, bitter strawberries mostly for me.
Fairly light bodied for a Porter but I thought the beer both different and interesting.
joe19612 (3067) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a very thin head, that soon goes, the aroma is all fruit, the taste is fruity again, with a bit of sweetness with a dry bitter finish. Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
deep dark brown colour, pours a head that quickly fades away. the aromascape is definitely interesting to say the least. A lot of dark fruit flavour is in this one; like a bunch of fruits were turned to the dark side. Grape, plum, passion fruit.. dark and mysterious, I like it. There is certainly a malty base underneath but the fruit is very overpowering. But, not in a bad way. The taste disappoints, I have to be honest. It’s like the dumbed down version of what you smell. Sweetness is probably the best quality here with refined gentle ’fruity’ sweetness. Not over-sweet or tacky. Very classy. The bitterness here supports the sweetness very nicely, but the sourness is my problem. It seems to throw everything off slightly. It isn’t bad; not at all. But it could be A LOT better. By just tweaking a little.. The palate works nicely with a medium, surprisingly thick body and oily texture; giving the drink space and a good platform. This is actually a very interesting beer. There is just the part of me that thinks.. ’This could a very, very interesting beer’
Good job nevertheless.
zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from Morrisons in Chester-le-Street. Very dark brown with ruby red highlights. It has a very strong medicinal cherry/plum red fruity flavour and a sweet fruity finish. swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
bottle, sweet malty aroma, not so many caramel hints, brown, brown foam, clear, medium sweetness, lightly to medium bitterness, good flavour,medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, good beer, why not try again MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
Botte. Reddish brown with a poor white head. This cost me a £1 and I feel like I’ve been bumped. scotty (1223) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
Pleasant fruity aromas, slightly sweet on the palate with good fruit appearing on the finish. A good fruit beer! dynamiteninja (1889) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Deep chestnut body with a medium tan head. Plums, damsons, fresh ripe cherries. Sweet with some acidic astringency from the damsons. Dry finish.