The_Osprey (7726) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle in a hotel in Liverpool as ’Southport Old Shrimper Strong Ale’, 5.5%. Big gush. Pretty much black with a big creamy dense head. Aroma is ash, chocolate, some dense plum, baked apple. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a bit foamy. Taste is light and tangy, thin malts, some booze showing up, apple. A bit thin and tangy. Wasn’t that fussed on this one.
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned from Inn Beer Shop Southport. Quite lively on pour with small white head which dissipated reasonable quickly but laced the glass throughout. Dark winter beer with a lovely malt, fruit and cloves taste. A really satisfying winter warmer, from a small, quality brewer. Difficult to source but worth seeking out.
Fin (10297) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival, 17th & 18th February 2012 Dark brown with a few stray bubbles, smooth and with a fruitiness, there is a light tanginess and decent bitterness. I overlooked this beer a little over the weekend however it was quite decent. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
imdownthepub (14207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest ’12. Black with cream head. Dry and bitter dark beer, heavy with dark roasted malts, biscuity and a fruity, sloe type flavour. Rich and deep and pretty enjoyable.
FatPhil (15553) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (CWAF2012, Fri)
Roasty cakey aroma, just what I want in a winter warmer. In the mouth it’s a bit yeasty, even a bit marmitey, and a little muddled. Still smooth and sweetish. The yeasty hump detracted a bit, but once you’re over that, it’s an OK beer. Shame, as the aroma sold it really well.
merseybrew (101) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
utterly the best winter ale i have ever had the priviledge of trying- liqourice- dark malts- perfect mouthfeel superb by the fourth week in the cask. this beer has been totally overlooked by the winter ales festival in manchester!
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head.Low carbonation with a nutty malty flavour. Warming with plenty of body for its strength. Creamy and stout like. Nice.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Mill At The Pier, Wigan 05/03/2005
Dark coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruity bubble gum flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a lasting malt finish.