BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Hand pulled pint from my local Wetherspoons on 30th Nov 2011.
Deep mahogany colour with an off-white crown of foam on top, the aforementioned head left plenty of lacing on the UK sleeve it was poured into.
Malts ruled the aroma, with a fruity backnote of blackcurrents/berries (Bramling Cross and Boadicea hops used, the malts: Optic).
The taste followed the smells, with a Christmasy richness that gave the beer a deeper depth of body as well as adding to the flavours of roasted biscuit type malts and dark berries. Both bitter and sweet in equal measures, a pleasant winter ale worth trying.
SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
JDW 2011 Christmas Festival. light bodied best bitter with few hops. It’s clean and refreshing, though lacking in most departments. madmitch76 (24378) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
9th December 2007 gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Warning! Early amateur rating! Slighty fruity with toffee notes. Not too bitter. Easy drinking.
Dark copper pint, a mild hoppy aroma, some fruit in the background. Drinks sweet and woody, with some dark fruits and a mild resiny finish. Nice english ale. Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Blacks Head, Bletchingdon, Oxon 01-01-10 Pour amber with medium white head. Taste is mostly fruit and caramel but it also carries a lengthy bitterness. Pleasant enough but nothing special. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov12 3.0
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma and rounded taste, not as sweet as I feared. Sharp bitter finish. Enjoyed this. 21.12.10 Same location. A little grass in the aroma. Some paint and varnish in the taste. Still acceptable. Rated: 6,4,6,4,13:3.3 DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Sydney Arms, Crewe 28/12/2007
Fruit and malt aromas. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and bitter slightly dry full malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Horse Shoe, Crewe 28/12/2007
Fruity aroma. Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and dry malt finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the United Sports Bar, Scarborough 04/12/2009
Malt aroma. Small white head. Copper coloured floral and smooth on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a crisp and slightly chocolaty malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Horse Shoe, Crewe 13/12/2009
Fruity aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a slightly bitter chocolaty malt finish. anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Dolphin, Macclesfield. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Dark orange / brown with creamy off white head. Got some flavours I like in there, bit of cake, vanialla, caramel, little winter spice type thing going on. Usually stay away from Robinsons as though it was scouse, quite enjoyed this one. SaintMatty (7300) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (Cricketers, Southampton) - Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity aroma with raisins and marzipan. Fruity taste with moderate bitterness and sweetness.