Fin (10608) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Picked this up from Beers of Europe Poured dark brown, not much of a head. Aroma a little bit fruity (Dark fruits steeped in something strong) tasted pretty much as expected quite malty, rich dark stewed fruits, alcohol occasionally noticeable but quite refined really. A nice beer but not particularly memorable. cgarvieuk (24788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
bottle at home ... Red brown ... little roast fruit malt ... sweet syrupy fruit ... strong roast malt fruits rich caramel ... some chocolate ... little cherry. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2007
Bottled. Thanks omhper.
Dark ruby colour. Med.sized head. Slight roasty with raw/industrial malt feel, also stalky. Grassy, sweet caramel, stalky and with almond paste. Too much stalk here. Medium bitter. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is slightly roasted and barnyardish. Flavour is grass, some caramel, malts and hops. A bit metallic hints too. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2007
(Bottle, thanks omhper) Pours deep dark red. Light roasted aroma with some coffee, caramel and a subtile fruityness. Undertones of flowers, fudge and stone. Full malty, medium sweet flavour with some allmond paste and a touch of fruits. Medium bitter finish. Rather smooth, medium body.
omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. Very dark ruby, small beige gead. Light dusty fig aroma. Fairly sweet with clean, bold malt character and medium body. Dry dust covers the malt, hops stay in the background. Somewhat raw in the mouth. Medium bitterness. chriso (7557) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. Deep red colour. Full roasty malt and treacle aroma underlaid with raisins and other dried fruit. Lots of plummy fruit on the palate with soft caramel and hints of bitter cherry. Smooth and sumptuous mouthfeel. Not too sweet, nor is the alcohol too intrusive. Cracking stuff. An excellent winter warmer (even if, for some inexplicable reason, it appeared in May on this occasion).
harrisoni (18801) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2006
Cask gravity at Blakes, Dover. I thought this was a house badge beer as the beer is called Blake’s and so is the pub in Dover. But no! This gives me another rating. Ha ha! Good seasonal dark winter warmer with good malt and some bitterness bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Dark brown body with a rich dried fruit taste didn’t notice the alcohol but it helped the beer. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Dark dark ruby brown with a short tan head. Nutty malts, lovely dry choc and raisins. Nice darker fruits and warming full bodied feel. Tasty stuff.