theboyollie (5) - St Mellons, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004 does not count
Awesome beer. Try this on a cold winters night to warm your cockels! Too many though and you’ll not be atnding up for long! jellyburd7 (2) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2009 does not count
Enjoyed from cask in a fantastic pub in Manchester. On a C.A.M.R.A. pubs tour with my brother, this beer is in my top-ten list. A deep red brown hue holds your gaze as you sip this well balanced concoction down. An excellent end to a night, this potent brew packs more of a punch than its 8.5% ABV boasts. CidreMonstre (19) - Cambridge, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
A beautiful dark british barley wine. In taste it can be variable but it always pleases. worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
This one is special. Dark chestnut brown with a red tin and a frothy thick, lasting head. Looks like a brandy. Smells of strong malt, caramel, berries and plum with no noticeable alcohol. Throat warmth, sticky medium body. Tastes of right roast, chocolate, nut and cherry with a strong bitter hop finish. Defiantly a fruit cake.Very rich and complex that would be gladly tasted again. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green, 28th Jan 2007. Very dark ruby appearance. Aroma is like sniffing a freshly baked rich fruit cake! The flavour is superb - rich and full, hints of grapes, blackcurrant, raspberries and more. The feel is slick and smooth, like a good barley wine. Superb stuff and better than the bottled version for sure.
alelover3000 (5) - Bedford, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
Dark beer with a fruity aroma. Flavour has malt and hop in it but the fruit comes through. Strong and dark. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 24/02/2001
Fruity flavoured with a smooth finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Crown, Crewe 25/10/2001
Dark red sweet and fruity. Strong alcohol and a slight hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 16/11/2001
Strong in alcohol and fruity. Wine like finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Pineapple Inn, Stockport 08/12/2001
Strong dark and fruity with a warming finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Spread Eagle, Stockport 13/12/2001
Dark red strong and fruity.
6. Cask Handpump at the Swim Inn, Sheffield (JDW) 08/10/2004
Dark red strong and fruity. Slightly dry warming roast finish.
7. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 12/06/2005
Dark red strong smooth and fruity. Warming crisp malt finish.
8. Cask Handpump at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 04/05/2007
Strong fruity aroma. Dark smooth very strong and fruity with a crisp and bitter slightly dry lasting malt finish.
9. Cask Handpump at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 07/12/2007
Strong fruity aroma. Small creamy head. Dark coloured with plenrt of alcohol present. Some bitterness and dryness in a crisp and warming chocolaty malt finish.
10. Cask Handpump at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 15/05/2009
Fruity aroma. Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a warming malt finish. back (2204) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
Cask @ Camra National Winter Ale Festival, Manchester, UK 27 Jan 2005SilkTork (5801) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
Full bodied and pretty complex. Well matured sample, me thinks. Raisins, dark chocolate, marsipan and figs were some of the stuff I could recognise. 6/5/7/5/14 (3.7).
Cask @ The Tiviot, Stockport, UK 29 Jan 2005
Gravity dispensed. Full, full bodied. Very complex. Dark fruits, slightly salty and a hint of salmiak. I wish I bought some bottles to bring home for maturing. (This rated)
Oct, 2004: Cask, JDW, Rochester. Dark, sweet and fruity with a light and refreshing palate - an excellent Old Ale. Juicy raisins, hints of chocolate, autumnal leaves and a damp tree bark finish. Stunning. [4.1]