BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
A present from the Falkirk Wheel: my bottle is the ’Wheel Ale’ version. 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD Sep 2013, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 25 July 2013.
Lovely looking beer: deep ruby/brown with a huge lightly tanned head on top.
Malty smell and taste: crisp and sharp also, this is a complex brew. Roasted malts leap out the glass into your nose, semi-sweet and almost chocolatey in nature. Yeast notes appear as the beer warms a little, adding complexity and interest to the aroma.
The taste is a malt led with a blend of tangy hops below the surface giving a wonderful full feel, a yeasty taste also aids the overall flavourings to produce a truly pleasant dark beer. Ungstrup (37284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
Cask at Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010. A hazy black beer with a brown shine under a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, grassy hops, and spices, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is light. Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle conditioned. Pours light brown with minimal off white head.Sweetish caramel and fruit aroma. Flavour is well balanced with noticeable wheat and medium bitterness and sweetness. A very nice 80/-. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Aroma seems about as 80/- as a f! Citrus, hint of ple malt, grapefruit dominates. Taste is similar dry caramel comes through, grassy finiszh. Fin (10473) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
Cask at the Guilford, Edinburgh, 20-03-09 on Craig’s crawl of Edinburgh’s finest establishments. Pours chesnut with a white head and a slight haze. Nice maltiness, good citrus, hops show. its a decent tangy beer. A6 A4 F8 P4 OV15 3.7 6
yespr (44793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
From cask at Blackfriars. Pours clear and golden deep amber to mahoghoni brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light caramelish to light cinnamon spiced. Toasted malty, bitter, caramelish dry to breadish. Roasted malty lingering finish. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
[email protected]imdownthepub (14448) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Stortford Beer Festival 2010 (as Tryst Drovers 80/-). Runyish brown colour with small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, some grains, but overall quite sweet. Flavour is grains, plum, some slight sherry as well as mild spicyness.
Cask conditioned, gravity dispensed at Harbury Beer Fest ’10. Brown with cream head. Sweetish malt with a slightly smokey note, a touch peaty perhaps then developing a malty dryness. Lively and in great nick, there is a hint of spicy hops late on. Quite enjoyable. berkshirejohn (6449) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
50cl bottle bought at the Falkirk Wheel - labelled at Wheel Ale. Dark copper with a thin white head; clean citrus hop aroma;robust hoopy flavour with some chewy maltrs and a pleasantly hoppy finish; Very drinkable - not at all what I expect from an 80/- ale. downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Bottled as Drovers 80/-. Deep copper with a decent, off-white head. Fruity malt aroma, with raisins, caramel and a touch of earthiness. Flavour was sweet to begin with, some roastiness, more fruit, leafy hops and a decent, bitter finish. Very good.