This Noodler's ink is one of the Black Swan series. These inks are meant to shade well and to exhibit a halo effect when you use them with absorbent papers or flexible nibs. Whereas Australian Roses is a more purplish ink (not far from Elderberries), English Roses is a deep red with a tinge of maroon or brown. It dries about the same color as dried blood. As I say in the written sample, it is an ink with some gravitas. It isn't particularly water resistant, but there are still legible marks on the page.
It shades really well in my Rotring M nib, and it doesn't feather or bleed at all, even on cheap papers. It's also very well lubricated, and it feels very smooth on the page. It might be the smoothest ink I have. I'll probably be using this to grade with.
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