St. Austell – Smugglers Vintage Ale

Aroma – Malty and sweet caramel, with a slight fruity hint.

Appearance – Dark brown, but brilliantly clear. A thick creamy head persists throughout.

Flavour – Sweet, malty caramel and fruity notes that match the aroma. Good bitterness too.  As it warmed up it gained more of a sherry type of flavour and warmth.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with an alchohol warmth as it hits your throat.

Overall – A nice old ale, would be great on a winters evening.

Would I buy more? – Yup, but not too many.  This one’s for sipping.

St. Austell – Trelawny

Aroma – Slight maltiness, and an apricot character.

Appearance – Amber in colour and very clear. Started off with an off-white head that quickly disappeared.

Flavour – Dry with some biscuity malt, toffee, and citrus fruit in there.

Mouthfeel – Quite a thin body, with low carbonation.

Overall – All in all this is an easy-drinking session bitter.

Would I buy more? – If I was grabbing some of the other beers from St. Austell, I’d probably pick some of these up at the same time.