simontomlinson (681) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2017 Snegurochka (397) - 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!
Beautiful creamy head stayed on a dark chestnut coloured body.
Medium to thin bodied. Soft on the palate.
Rich, warming tastes of malt, demerara, coffee & dark spirits.
Lovely sipper. sokuzs1 (1644) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Backlog. Sample. Caramel, malty, toast, nuts, cereal, some red fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter. 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. MrBishop (79) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
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 (3456) - 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 (1702) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Half on cask at the Healey almonds sherry caramel lovely new years eve sipper. Cunningham (8529) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Nice tasty sipper.alliance100 (1190) - 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 .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ianwelby (1566) - 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 (11208) - 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.