Brewed 7/07/14 John Bull traditional English. Brewed short to about 19l and pitched at 22 degrees. Og 1052/1054 making it 5.6% to 5.9%. Brewed with 500g medium spay malt and 500g brewing sugar. Taste at brew, rich, sweet malty with a bitter aftertaste. Lovely! Taste test at 16/08/14. Rich red colour with good white creamy head. First one I tried was a small bottle and over carbonated which mixed the sludge with the beer...threw it away. Second is this one. Taste is quite strong at first like a barley wine..with an iron/metallic but also hoppy and malty turning later into a sweetish malty flavour..warming. A nice beer this but not a session beer! Update at 5/10/11 beer head, white creamy but not long lasting, falling to white bubbles on surface so not flat. Colour dark brown/red and very clear. Smells like a strong winter ale malty/nutty not massive amount of aroma. Taste, strong barley wine/ale, slightly bitter at first and sour with medium depth but that bitterness of strong ales follows to the back the mouth and after drinking. One for those winter nights in front of a fire!