Pouring and Look: Very frothy with a hazy dark honey colour.
Smell: Rich, overly fermented red fruit, boozy.
Taste: Initially liquorice that mellows out into a well balanced red fruit taste that works well with the malt.
Thoughts: A well balanced very tasty dark ale. It doesn’t feel like you’re drinking a 10.5% ale. Everything is perfectly balanced.
The Perfect Time to Drink It: It’s the start of November and you’ve been invited to Great Uncle Dick Heads Bonfire and Firework extravaganza. You hate the man but can’t escape. After sitting through a display that would rival London’s New Year’s Eve celebration you now have only one more rocket to watch before you can go home. Just as Great Uncle Dick Head goes to light the rocket he slips and accidentally fires the rocket into the bonfire. The rocket blows the bonfire up which then ignites Uncle Dick Head’s thatched cottage roof. The shit has hit the fan. A Grinch like smile begins to grow across your face, this is fabulous. But then you hear a faint scream coming from the burning cottage, it sounds like Great Aunty Doris is trapped! You like Doris so quick as a flash you rip off part of your shirt, dose it in water, wrap it across your mouth and run in to save the old dear. You’re the hero! After the dust has settled and the last smouldering embers of Great Uncle Dick Head’s cottage are twinkling out you can sit back and open a Gulden Draak as you know this is the perfect time to drink one.