JPC1524 (235) - Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours ruby red, decent off white fluffy head. Aromas of malts, caramel. Flavours of malt, chocolate, dark fruits. Warming alcohol. Enjoyable. Martinsh (16) - Crewe, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle at home – originally from stall at Macclesfield Treacle Market
The overwhelming impression of this is fruit ! It comes through strongly on the nose, where apple and raspberry predominate. Pours dark red brown, but clear with minimal head. Even more fruit in the taste, raspberries again, but also plums, blackberries and gooseberries. Curiously the finish reminds me very much of Wine Gums ! Not the kind of beer I normally go for, but very nice indeed.
meldorf75 (121) - - MAY 9, 2017
Barwa ciemno czerwona rubinowa.Piana srednia drobnopechezykowa dlugo sie utrzymoje. Aromat slodowy I nic poza tym. W smaku wodniscie lekka goryczka. Troche wytrawne. Slabo slabo slabo
mr_h (6059) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2016
500ml bottle at home, from Dobbies Garden Centre, Old Toll, by Ayr (bb 30 Apr 2016), caramel, red malt, bready aroma, deep blood red, brown with a lively beige head, fruity, caramel flavour, oily with a sweet malty aftertaste. zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Adda, Metrocentre. Hazy dark red-brown in colour with a woody, malty and red fruity flavour followed by a slight thin oak, vanilla and currant finish.
stouby (4859) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at DØE tasting. Clear red-brown with an off-white head. Aroma medium fruity, chocolate, spicy. Flavor medium sweet, spicy, fruity, ending dry. Light to medium body. Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a clear ruby brown with a yellowish white head. Sweet caramel malt smell. Taste has fruits and malt in the finish. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2014
A lively critter this one with more of a tawny port body than ruby, a vigorous coarse cream coloured head and a little haze. The aromas suggest elderberries and herbal fruitiness which is more evident in the flavour. It is lipsmacking and tasty but probably best from nearer Staffordshire than in New Zealand, but still a charming, characterful ale. jmgreenuk (10343) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear reddish dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a slightly watery malt, bed berry fruit, light spice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. hohops (1157) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Appearance- very dark ruby/brown. A beige head which lingers. Aroma- toasty, nutty, hint of brown sugar, malty, yeast hints, wholemeal bread. Taste- medium to full bodied, not much bitterness, smooth, dark malty taste is prominent, then sweet raisins come through in the finish. Hints of toffee and caramel. Satisfying and a bit hearty- very good.