Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


on tap

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
Bottled. Dark reddish appearance. Fruity aroma. Malty and sweet body.Caramel is noticable in the flavour. Finish is slightly hoppt and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2005
(Bottled) Very hazy, darkish red color with a medium, tanned head. Roasty and wineous, toffeeish-malty aroma. Fruity, somewhat roasty, lightly wineous, pleasantly hoppy flavor with licorice and rosemary hints. Medium-bodied, sweetish, very smooth and sophisticated palate with low carbonation. A very nice and tasty, roasty and malty, easily drinkable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2005
Pors hazy brown with a pretty decent white head. Hoppy nose with hints of almond, raisin and yeast. Sweet, fruity flavour with notes of red berries and brown sugar. Chewy mouthfeel. Full bodied. Finish is acidic with a quite good bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8534) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2005
I like this label...very colorful, brash, and sporty.....it almost makes me sport wood. The pour is hazy deep copper....the copper of a worn down penny rather than a new one. It is definitely not deep red. The aroma is caramel malt, figs, brown sugar, some hops, scotch. Tastes very caramel malty, with a great dark fruity/figgy presence, some hops, and some port. Very complex, solid balance, and a really good brew. One cannot deny the greatness of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2005
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Dark ruby color, good tanned head. Aroma has oak, hops, licorice and toffee - it’s even slightly earthy. Medium to full-bodied, bitter woody flavor. Some licorice hints. A bit similar to some Fullers (1845 etc).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Very enjoyable, cocoa and coffee flavors, mixed with rich maltness. Medium-strong mouthfeel to it. Very good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
I liked this one more than the ESB from ADnams....Trying saying that feckin name 3 times real fast. Bitter malts....caramel and some chocolate aftertaste...not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottle at the Royal Mile, Des Moines. Pours a sorta darkish brown with a thin beige head. Nose of sweet malts, some bitterness is detected. A little thin on the mouthfeel....flavors of caramel malts, and slight hints some choco-malts too. The hop bitterness comes through in the end along at the end. Eh, it’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Pours with the appearance of iced tea and an ample beige head. Nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is straight malt with the stereotypical English bitterness. Palate is thin, but not too watery. Taste is a major malt infusion that is subdued by slightly tangy hops. Finish is the aforementioned English bitter. Nice beer, one that I would revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. aroma: malty sweet. looks dense and brown. flavor: straightforwardly malty, with a sweeter finish than i like. pretty decent, but not great.

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