gripweed57 (2804) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2017 britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark ruby colour, fine head, nutty aroma with notes of chocolate, full-bodied, smooth with a light bitter, nutty finish
From old tasting notes. Splendid garnet red color with a creamy beige head. Small bubble carbonation. Toasted malt aroma reminiscent of baked bread. Sweet toasted malt flavor with a hint of treacle and brandy. Bittersweet finish where the hops come through. Long bitter aftertaste. Hearty to say the least. Good for the cold winter nights of London. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, some chocolate notes. Hoppy; slight hops. Fruity; some fruit. Spicy. Sweet malty fruity with a slight bitter edge. Dry bitter malty finish. (2008)
nybol (2311) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
God, karamelagtig, lidt bitter, næsten så tyk som Guiness. Perfekt til de lange vinteraftener slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a pleasant enough brew, but IMHO not strong enough to be classed as a strong ale or winter warmer. complex nose and flavor, leaning more towards roasted malt. quite enjoyable." Alengrin (5639) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Wintery ESB with dark copper colour and dense, light beige head. Full and pleasant malty aroma, caramel, nuts, cinnamon, pretty rich taste, malty with a dry hop bitter finish. More a strong ale than a true ESB too me.
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice reddish brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, caramel, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more dark fruit. alexsdad06 (10652) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
500 ml bottle from old backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have some candied fruit, caramel, butterscotch, some earthy bitterness to the finish. Seems faded. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes-My label say Youngs Winter Ale)-Pours a medium ruby with a small head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is a bit light and weak for a Winter brew but otherwise it has a nice little taste to it. BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, 5.2% and brewed in Wansworth according to the neck label, best before 31st Oct 2007, drank on a cold and wet 14th June 2007, it feels like winter.
Poured into a pint sleeve glass.
Rich ruby red, dark mahogany colour with a well formed off white head.
Very little aroma, malts and toast maybe.
The taste is malty and bitter, with a burnt coffee/toffee feel to it.
Fairly dry in the mouthfeel and not much of an alcohol bite to it.
I was expecting more from this beer, having in the past, drank it on cask.
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
On cask at steamboat, south shields. Pours copper with off white head. Good balance of malts and hops and easy drinking for a stronger ale.
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