MrBishop (78) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017 Snegurochka (395) - Tromsø, - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint @Castle Hotel, Manchester, 04.Jul.2012.
Mahogany, almost black body. No head. Gingerbread is what first comes into mind, then cigars, pinetrees and liquorice. It’s almost like Christmas! And, wow!, the taste, also so complex: sweet anise, coffee, pepper, ginger, coal, crowberries, coal, smoke and some vinegar... Wow! Very interesting!
UPDATED: APR 30, 2017 First beer of the day at Reading Beer Festival. Pours dark ruby with thin tan head. Little in way of aroma. Quite bitter but plenty of dark chocolate in there. Goes down like wine. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Amber Brown. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, chocolate notes. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; spicy hops. Alcohol strength not obvious. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Long malty fruity finish. Liked it. Good stuff. (2008)
redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Half on cask at the Healey almonds sherry caramel lovely new years eve sipper. Cunningham (7990) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Nice tasty sipper.alliance100 (1152) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Deep ruby color with a thick tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a softish carbonation. A bit sweet, yet mellow and balanced. Toffee, dried fruits and a bit vinous.
[On tap at The Brewery]
Draft at Gravity Tap House - pours a deep amber with thin off white head . Potent aroma of dark fruit with a bit of tobacco . Taste is similar with some chocolate notes and a moderately sweet finish . Very good .
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ianwelby (1394) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Dark beer with a thin head and a fruity aroma. Flavour has malt and hop in it but the fruit comes through. allmyvinyl (10629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Cask at The Black Horse, Preston. Pours clear mahogany with a thick just-off-white head. Aromas of burnt sugar and fruit cake. taste has more of the same, initally a sugary-boozy hit, but the light bitterness builds to a balance, and a clean finish. Lovely stuff. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Dyp mørkebrun. Nesten ikke skum. God sviske/plommearoma. Sherrypreg. Varmende. Blir veldig søt - men farlig god. gegwilson (3712) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask at the Sycamore Inn, Parwich. Pours a deep mahogany with a frothy cream head. Very rich and fruity. Vinous with notes of raisin and toffee. Nice with warming alcohol quite evident. Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask gravity at Wandsworth Halloween Feat 2013. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, toast, berry, jam, earth and red grape. The taste is toasty, earth, berry, smooth roast, mild acidity, jam, cocoa and light alcohol with a dry, fruity finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Tasty, well balanced and rather drinkable. Robinson’s at their best.