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Reviews for: XXXB

From: Batemans

ABV: 4.8%

Quality Ales Rating:7.95 from 11 reviews

 
From: Nick - 2468 Rank: Field Marshall Tun
Rating: 8.00
 
Fabulous dark and very distinctive. This is a wonderful beer having a lovely aroma and a rich full bodied flavour. A little strong for a session ale but always worth a try when you find it at the bar.
Submited On: 2003-11-11
 
From: barthez - 808 Rank: Major General Hogs Head
Rating: 8.00
 
This is a slightly sweet dark ale with bags of flavour. I wasn't expecting much from this beer but it was surprisingly tasty. A must try!
Submited On: 2004-01-10
 
From: K Folwell - 3457 Rank: Head Of Allied Command
Rating: 8.50
 
Definately a beer that has stood the test of time well. A smooth malty start with a rich, strong bitterness developing that remains to the end. Hints of fruitiness throughout. A classic.
Submited On: 2005-01-05
 
From: Trotts - 302 Rank: Colonel Barrel
Rating: 7.50
 
Malty with a lovely aroma and bitter finish. A very decent pint to savour.
Submited On: 2005-02-13
 
From: shandybass - 25 Rank: Second Lieutenant Pin
Rating: 8.50
 
Fruity and Strong Aroma.Nice to drink but not one for an alldayer.
Submited On: 2005-09-22
 
From: kevin b - 112 Rank: Captain Firkin
Rating: 6.50
 
a dark strong ale,initial sweet taste with strong bitter finish.not to my taste.
Submited On: 2006-12-04
 
From: glossopowl - 15 Rank: Sergeant Gallon
Rating: 9.00
 
Exceptional beer of its style. Proper English traditional full ruby red coloured ale, distinctive in flavour. Don't come much better when served right.
Submited On: 2007-03-05
 
From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 8.00
 
This must be the flagship of the Bateman portfolio. The archetypel strong English bitter. Russet mahogany in colour with a large white loose head. Nice aroma of banana bread straight out of the oven. Robust smack of malt full on in the fantastic mouthfeel. Pale malt complexes give a wide range of full flavours. Juicy maltloaf with a hint of overipe banana lead to a aromatic dry hop bite in the aftertaste. Bitter sweet finish ends with slight dry vanilla note with vinous fruits. A true English classic.
Submited On: 2007-08-30
 
From: eltel - 3 Rank: Corporal Quart
Rating: 9.00
 
this really cheered me up on a cold night super flavour soon goes to the head to easy to drink thats the only problem flavour is superb
Submited On: 2008-02-13
 
From: matt635 - 431 Rank: Colonel Barrel
Rating: 7.50
 
Good strong dark ale. Rich flavour but slightly heavy going. Well worth a try.
Submited On: 2008-07-12

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