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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4970) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2005
A dark red beer. The tan head floats on top of the beer as a thin layer of foam until the end of the beer. The aromas has carmel and hops. Very nice flavor with dried fruit, sweet malt, and a very good, light sour taste. The finish is lightly bitter hops balanced by the malt. Not especially strong, but still a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
Big malt aroma, some treacle, cloudy pomegrante, small firm tan head, lovely lace. Rich malt taste, butterscotch, caramel, hops and pitfruits. Full bodied, complex, very well balanced, bitter and quite warming. Wonderful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (771) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Bottle from Jolly ole England-Pours a brownish/dark red color with a froathy heads that reduces to small. Leaves a good thick lacing throughout the drink. Aroma of caramel and roast. Very satisfying. gift

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
The best of our competing 6 different English Ales with a score over medium. A nice tastefull beer. The bottle and label is very positive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is oak, earthy fruits, with some sweet toffee maltiness. Taste is sweetish, raisin (special b?), toffee, toasted malts. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Tastes slightly oxidized. Good, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3272) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
White medium, lasting head. Ruby colour. Aroma with malt and hops. Flavour: Smoky malt and hops with some sweetness - small notes of chocolate. Rather watery palate. Bitter medium long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a hazy, copper color. Decent tan head. Malty nose. Woody and very complex flavor. Buttery yeast notes are there, like in a Yorkie beer. Starts a bit sweet, but finishes dryer. The bitterness asserts itself at the end. It feels like a bigger beer than it is, which is great, since many porters and stouts are somewhat thin... this one’s thick and yummy. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
50 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Reddish brown colour with a great beige head. Nice malty aroma with notes of hops. Fantastic flavour of caramel, toffee and ends up with a nice finish of fruit. A great ale endeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Bottle 04/09/2003 Amber red in colour with some alcohol present. Considerably stronger than it’s cask counterpart. Fruitiness and lots of malt in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pour is cloudy mild brown with descent head. Flavor is tremendous, great toffee, buttery caramel, sweetness, raisins, and again a candy from my childhood that I just cant place, but its delightful. Flavor drops off just a bit in the excitment of the aroma, but just a tad. Ovearll a wonderful beer, glad I got 2 more to consume.


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