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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 738   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.


doubelknv3's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (994) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Amber with frothy white head. Decent lacing. Caramel, mild roast, mild berry, and floral aroma. Full bodied, creamy, malt dominated, earthy and mild alcohol notes. Decent balance and mild hop bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Connor66 (37) - - DEC 20, 2014
Lovely dark colour, bottle poured, off white head, great taste, mild hoppy taste with A good after taste for a strongish ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnd7 (5) - IRELAND - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with off-white head. Malty aroma with honey / treacle coming through. Lovely balanced sweet and bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3469) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This was a 500 ml. bottle and poured a red amber with a beige head. Nose of fruit and roasted malts. Medium in body and creamy in the mouth. Flavor is rich with fruit. The finish is bitter and flavorful. Nice in every way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (249) - - DEC 5, 2014
A dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Malty aromas, and a taste of malt and treacle. Rather sweet toffee-ish flavours followed by a strong, grassy bitterness from the hops. A good English bitter, but just a little too much malty sweetness for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4081) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Treacle nose with a vinegary overtone. Clear rust, thin yellow head, good lace. Rich toffee flavor, a little ashy. Grassy and leafy at midpalate. Subtle smoke finish. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robto (30) - Belas, PORTUGAL - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 50cl bottle at home. It pours a deep amber colour with a decent beige head that lasts. Aroma has a very sweet malts note, almonds and other kinds of nuts, dark fruits and some citrus from the hops. Taste has some pronounced caramel malts, toffee, raisins, some biscuity feeling and some bitterness from the citrus flavor. It has a medium body, decent carbonation, a little alcohol warmth and a dry finish. This is actually a good English strong Ale. Very solid and strong in flavor. I would drink it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (190) - Soria, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
Vierte color ámbar muy oscuro-rubí con abundante cabeza de espuma beige de retención media, en nariz aromas a caramelo, frutos secos, cacao y café, en boca entrada media y maltosa con amargor muy ligero que se acentúa en el pos gusto, notas a malta tostada; cuerpo y carbónico medios en una buena y fácil de beber red ale inglesa; es mejor saborearla en trago corto ya que aunque el alcohol está bien integrado el medio litro se acaba sintiendo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (363) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Brown ale with a stodgy creamy head. Aroma is strong malty flavour. Malty taste with some alcohol warmth, good bitterness. Prickly carbonation medium body. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2014
hmm. bought this a while ago and found it in a pile of bottles, bomber from hyvee, shared with chad, and hakes dr.. dark brown or red pour with think white head, malty aroma, taste is a bitterb beries, not a bad English strong, (clearly not my usual pic)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1569) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 12, 2014
50cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Dark brown color with thin to medium lasting head. Taste is light to medium sweet and bitter. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, smoke.


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