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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 774   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.


Ringo's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Nice English beer, and looks impeccable in an English dimple mug. Perfect head and lace that hangs around for the whole ride. Nice brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1630) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
500ml : In a St Bernardus goblet . A r8 . Oh boy I used to really like this ten years ago when I was 23 and @ college . Despite this beer having somewhat of grandpha image going on -I cut my ale teeth on tepid brews like this one. But i don’t wanna be sentimental here . I think I had this too cold -the customary large rocky head was minimal here ...smoky ruby colour is tight ass bright and morphs into burnt purple . The nose is licorice , dark fruit like raisin , currant ,nutty almonds , Dundee cake ..Jamish boozy notes . quit warming , boozy , spicy , rich and bitter -thus i would say complex . the ale opens with rich chunky malt notes which give birth to coffee , licorice covered raisins , almost like an earthy soil texture. a dry bitterness is a welcome addition to the kinda syrupy flavours . On reflection I might be older and more jaded ,but this holds up well to this day .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waiake (405) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2015
500ml bottle poured dark & frothy the alcohol is barely noticeable the flavours are a fine blend malty hoppy fruity flavours bitter & a smooth finish great beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (416) - - JUN 23, 2015
Pours dark brown with tiny light brown head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, pale malt, similar is taste. Surprisingly good beer, very enjoyable to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simongladding (10) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Pours dark brown, white head. Roasted aroma, some alcohol taste, hops on finish balancing maltiness nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (509) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2015
Dark amber colour, with a thin head that leaves ring and lace. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, plums. Creamy, not much carbonation, medium body. Taste of chocolate, plums, dark fruits. Bitter rough finish.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (157) - USA - MAY 30, 2015
Banana bread, ripe fruit, bubblegum, malty caramel. Really good aromas. Pours brown with basically no head. Malt, licorice, washed rind cheese. Very smooth and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (64) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
500ml bottle pours a clear, deep reddish brown with off white large head reducing to cap. Aroma is intriguing, sweet estery bubblegum note, ripe fruits almost has a whiff of belgian yeast about it. Taste is bubblegum and ripe fruit again turning bitterish and slightly metallic. Low to medium carbonation, shortish drying finish. As good as I had remembered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep dark reddish to amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite full of licorice, ripe fruits, caramel and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is quite bitter, sweet malts, but a rather dry finish. Solid body and smooth texture. Decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (72) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
Dunkles braunrot, klar. Toffee, Karamell, schmeckt stark, würzig, langer bitterer Abgang. Hopfen: First Gold.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark mahogany, frothy tan head. Aroma is dandelion, iron, coffee, cocoa, dried cranberries. Creamy, low carbonation, oily. Good balance between sour, metallic and bitter flavours. Pleasant bitter ending.


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