mr_h (5833) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2017 Theydon_Bois (20437) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the parents, sourced from Tesco by the Old Man - cheers, 26/01/13.
Pours a ruby red copper colour with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of film. Not exactly Porter-esque in appearance!
Nose is light roast malt, dark fruits, plums, dates, hint of spice, light chocolate.
Taste follows nose, roast malt, some milky chocolate, Oreo biscuits, tangy dark fruits in the background, molasses, tobacco.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fairly smooth on the palate, dry finish.
Cask (5%), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at PRAF 2017, Town Hall, Paisley on 19 Apr 2017: chocolate, toffee, vanilla aroma, ruby red brown with a marginal haze, thin short-lived off-white head and no lacing, sweet Christmas pudding, fruity, creamy. Stuu666 (14533) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2017
Cask at praf 2017. Pours clear deep amber, nose is biscuity toffee, floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral. Ascelja (1672) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2017
#1254Rotin (1678) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle. Rudy with medium off-white head. Aroma of fruits, berries, coffee, toasted malts. Taste is bitter. Berries and coffee, touch of plums, toasted malts. Medium body and carbonation.
Bottle 0.5l. Cloudy, deep red colored. AROMA- honey, caramel, fruit. FLAVOR- dry, bitter finish, a bit sour and tart, dark berries, touch of dark caramel and coffee. Medium bodied, well balanced. mr_pinball (7) - - JAN 19, 2017 does not count
Lovely beer, had it a few times and each time it surprises me and how moreish it is. Fantastic fruity aroma when you first open the bottle, tastes of coffee and toffee and medium carbonation with a nice bitter aftertaste. Lovely balanced beer.
zvikar (6348) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Orange-brown, nice beige head, chocolate aroma, sourish, bread, honey, caramel, chocolate flavor, bread, caramel, honey, sourish, medium bodied. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle. Toffee malt and straw aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Decent body. This is the first "ruby porter" I’ve come across - not really much difference from a regular bitter. efeesse (586) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Beer with brown color, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonized, toffee flavour, (bought a 50cl bottle in Londonderry supermarket). oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask (backlog). Ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some mild nutty notes with mild honey and some bready and biscuity maltiness as well. Flavour is crisp maltiness, ripe fruits, some mild nutty and mild toasted and ashy notes. hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - JUL 29, 2015
Poured a brown colour with a good head. Nice malt and hop combination. Good fruity flavours too.