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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1201) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark amber body with medium white head. Aroma has caramel character, toffee, malty. Taste has noble bitterness, caramel sweetness, light roasty astringency in the after taste. Body is full, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (421) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Brown sugar, dried fruits, coffee and some chocolate. Dark brown with a red tint, off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice and rich ESA, but ever so slightly thin in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours dark red-brown, off-white head. Aromas of toffee, burnt sugar, something metallic. Taste is more of the same, metallic notes dominating. Hides the strength well, but too sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1158) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015
500 ML bottle Dark ruby color, long lasting light tan head. Fairly rocky looking head. Good strips of lacing. Nose is roast malts and lots of fruitcake. Orange, cherry and caramel. Nice. Taste is very woody. Slightly faded orange peel, red cherry, toffee, and roast malts. Late wooded hop bite. Bottle is near expiration so the palate is a bit dulled. Very earthy and woody. Long lasting fruit and wood finish makes up for the front. Solid beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5221) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Miro. Amber color with medium white head. Caramel, malt, some fruits in aroma, candies. Taste starts sweet malty with caramel, light roasted notes, followed by nice long hoppy bitterness. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2275) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Aroma metallic, lightstruck (whence the fuck? But here it is), light caramel malt and herbal nettle hoppiness. Conflicting. Clear amber-brown colour. Taste is initially watery, then astringency hits in, grainy, light simple caramel. Overall off and unpleasant. I do not like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1918) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks pours dark amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, bit hoppy. Taste starts sweet, lot of caramel, malt, candy, with nice bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1640) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy caramel and fruits flavor malts fruits caramel spicy red fruits and some hops in the aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (379) - - JAN 3, 2015
Dark ruby red, mildly carbonated. Plenty of flavour and a fair bit of punch. Reminds me a bit of Hobgoblin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Deep brown with a ruby tint and a disappearing tan head. Deep smell of malt and soft roast with black current, nut, dates and liquorice. Sweet toasts of malt fills the mouth with a berry black current, soft roast, caramel and woody centre and a grassy hop bitterness finish. Very nice and full of rich flavour.


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