Brewery: Batemans, Lincolnshire, UK
Bottle Size: 500ml
Taste:A sweet yet bitter flavour with a honey essence followed by smokey, roasted hoppy undertones.
Colour:Dark Orange Amber with a decent ivory head.
Aroma:A strange mix for the aroma of this ale, including a very sweet scent of honey and fruit, (possibly redcurrant) with slight tones of smoke and pepper also appearing once the sweetness dies down.
This is a strange one for me, first I would like to start by saying I love the picture on the front of the bottle, Batemans has marketed this well.
The aroma of this seems like a random mixture but actually works very well with a strong sweet scent, giving way to a deep smokey and very peppery aroma.
This made me even more intrigued by what I was about to taste.
The first sip I was unsure, but once the flavour of honey, fruit and roasted hops hit my taste buds, it changed all perceived ideas I had. The subtle bitterness that finishes the mouthful off isn’t unpleasant or overpowering.
This is a well made ale, so well done to Batemans brewery this won me over and truely was a VICTORY!