Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bakewell, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Occasional.
Six different malts produce this warming beer. And the soft roast coffee and ginger notes blend superbly with the hops. Youll notice a velvet mouthfeel with a rich and complex palate of caramel. The perfect excuse to keep you indoors this winter.
ABV reduced from 5% to 4.8% for the 2016 launch.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1856) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Cask in the Elephant & Castle. Deep brown mahogany beer. White foam. Quite a sweet malty affair, fruity, spicy. Lacks bitterness, nice mouthfeel but didnt find myself wanting another. Ok Christmas seasonal thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4959) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow on 5 Dec 2016, earthy, malty aroma, deep chestnut with no head, earthy, malty, light spice flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9810) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Cask handpump at at The Crown, Monday, Oxford 5th December 2016 Pours dark chestnut, good looking, nutty, warming ESB type beer. Sweetish and malty but also pretty fruity. Pretty good, fairly traditional, its no great shakes but its absolutely fine. A7 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (461) - - DEC 4, 2016
Loved this one, but after a taster last keg was over, bit sad. Otherwise lovely balance and aramels put in the right place. Loved its browness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9969) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Cask at the henry Addington Canary Wharf. Adark mahohgany brown coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Aroma is subdued woody earthy, brown sugars, hints of liquorice. Flavour is composed of bitter liquorice, harsh burnt toffee, molasses. Palate is medium sweet, moderte condition. Meh, not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13563) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Crown, Oxford. Reddish brown with cream head. There is a sweet fruitiness to this with a background spiced character, a hint of clove, some ginger perhaps, Christmas Cake effect. All a little light and thinnish but okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8015) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 23, 2016
Cask at the Shakespeare, Lower Temple Street, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium reddish brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is smoky malt, red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a light, soft, somewhat watery, fruity, light spice, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. Plenty of flavour but way too light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7232) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Handpull at trainstaion in Reading, England. Dark burgunder colour with a beige head. Spicy and rich sweet malt aroma. A sweet spicy flavour reminding of wine. Low carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (45168) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Road, London, Greater London, England SW1V 1QD.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roated, spciy, chocolate, ginger, spices ! Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101227]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2011
Cask. The Plough, Chelmsford Black opaque which reds out. Nuts. Chocolate. Figs. Some light hops on aroma. Taste is chocolate. Figs. Some resin. Wood blackcurrant by the bucket. Some barely and a lot of malt. A true Winter Warmer. Part of Nicholsons beer festival range.

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