Benters (177) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Pours a clear dark amber with thin beige head. Big, rich malt driven aromas - roasted malts, slight smokiness and peat flavour, caramel, honey and strong alcohols. Taste is rich, almost chewy sweetness; a combination of caramel, honey, molasses, dark berry fruits and chocolate backed by smokiness and peat flavours. A really enjoyable beer, full bodied, rich and full on malt flavours but not cloying. Great Christmas beer. sebsky (508) - ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017
330 ml bottle,bb 09/11/2018.
Nose - tobacco,smoke,honey.
Taste - sweetish,ashy. LazyPyro (2029) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby/amber/copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is smokey, peat, dark/dried fruits. Taste is sweet with dark/dried fruits, smokey, peaty, oaky, notes of chocolate, caramel and honey. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation. sam_uk93 (90) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Pours a very dark red, with a light tan head. Smells of cherry, plum, ripe nectarine, damp wood. Similar in the taste with some nice smokey hints, a bitter spice, very slight alcohol, which is nice and warming. Lovely medium to full bodied, medium low carbonation. Overall a really great beer, nice woody, smoky, fruity, spicy and warming. Good stuff! Another goodun’ from weird beard!
weordie (1481) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Pours brown with a short lived tan head. Aroma is mainly rolling tobacco with some peat. Flavour is much the same with an underlying sweetness. It’s a lovely peaty flavour.
likeatrainwreck (572) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
I would have thought this would have scored higher... deep ruby beer with a short-lived tan head. Flavour is rich caramel, sweet honey, peat and smoke. Dried fruits and tobacco... smooth and easy drinking. Lovely. Towey1989 (3660) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle at The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a deep ruby brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, dark fruits, chocolate, some smoke, peat, slight nuts, a little honey and subtle biscuit. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, wood, smoke/peat, some honey, slight chocolate, a little dried fruits, a hint of chilli and subtle biscuit. Medium to full bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, dried fruit, smoky bitterness in the finish. Very complex, smoky but not overpowering and honeyed and fruity sweetness running throughout. So smooth too. Very good. madmitch76 (27181) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
22nd April 2017zacgillbanks (5765) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
Clear deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth with reasonable fine carbonation. Soft malts, sweetish, rich honey underneath. For me there is a little too much smoke which jars against the honey sweetness. Light floral sweetness and modest spicy dark fruits. Smooth semi dry finish. Interesting beer but the smoke is at a level that reduced drinkability.
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy dark brown-copper coloured with a thin white head. It has an oak, currant and whisky flavour with vanilla and slight peated notes followed by a smooth dried fruit, honey and whisky grain finish. Excellent! redders1974 (1759) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
Reddy brown beige head leather pipe tobacco. Balanced with a sweetness dusty dry finish interesting.