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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2004
Roasted malts maybe. Sweet, enjoyable. Smooth Very smooth mouth-feel along with drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2004
Dark red with a dry, lingering head. The roasted malt is r e a l l y apparent, a bit too much. A littel bit too sweet to. Sounds critical, but it's really a very decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
Dark amber coloured body with a dense, thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel with some malt background. Medium-bodied; Creamy mouthful with some roasted malt and strong sweetness which lasts a long time. Aftertaste shows some sweetness and some balanced tastes. Overall, a decent beer...not my favourite for the style, but a good beer. I had this on cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StrongAle (5) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2004 does not count
On cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. Poured a chocolate brown colour with a thick frothy white head. The aosma was faint. I caught little more than floral hints. The taste was more malty than anythong. Roasted barley. A bit of a smoked taste. A hoppy finish. I feel that it;s too dry for my taste. I don't think it waas worth the investment, but I would buy it if it was a little cheaper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Totally clear ruby red color with foamy off white head. Aroma is malty, slightly sweet, caramel and vanilla evident, dry with a very faint sourness that is somewhat citrusy. Flavor has toasted malts, subtle sweetness, creamy, slightly nutty, with a touch of bitternes in the finish. Mouthfeel is al ittle thin. A good brew, not great, but maybe would make a good session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3396) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2004
On cask at Buckeye. Murky orange/brown color with that very smooth cask mouthfeel. Almost Fruity Pepples sweetness to it with an orange citrus finish. Very easy drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4474) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2004
(500ml bottle) Pours a medium, white head and a dark golden body. Nose of floral malt. Great balance between the malt and hops. If this was more readily available, it would be a mainstay in my frigde. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2004
SLight caramel, somewhat bitter aroma. Good bitterness throughout with just the right amount of malt sweetness to balance. Not really sure I would call this a strong ale, but good anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Dark copper with a modest off-white head. Malty taste. Medium bodied... some alcohol comes through in the flavor. Subdued fruits, toffee notes. Nice hopping here. Crsip, bitter finish. Only thing I really don't like is how it doesn't warm well. This is too strong to really knock back, and when warmed, the alcohol really comes through stronger... a trait I didn't particularly enjoy. But, besides that, not bad at all... it 'is' a strong ale, I should have expected that.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
DEcent nutty aroma. Copper colored, small head. Tastes like a heavy brown ale with some hops.


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