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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 764   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.


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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (368) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
Pint bottle into pint glass. Strong spicy malt nose, alcohol is noticeable. Ruby red beer with large tan head. Taste is burnt toffee followed by a little bitterness. Alcohol notes are present throughout. Ideal after-dinner beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (203) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 28, 2015
50cl bottle from Aldi - pours dark amber with off white head, aroma of fruit cake, dried fruits. Taste - malt, fruit cake. Pretty good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (603) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
Raspberry and malt aroma. Body is a deep ruby with a thin off white head. Biscuit and sweet raspberry taste balance with a moderate dose of bitterness. Has a bold presence but has a enough sweet malt as to not scare anyone off.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlassBrass440 (232) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015
Aromas of Fake fruit flavoring. raspberry. Fairly sweet. Quite disappointing overall. Looks good though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Temptation (252) - - MAR 25, 2015
Nuts and toasty, even wooden, notes flavor, watery but with a notable body, easy to drink but highly enjoyable. A very remarkable sample of a modern English strong ales, and probably the best Adnams’ brewjob.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5204) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
50cl Bottle from Co-operative. Clear ruby-brown colour, beige head. Aroma of fig bread, dates, earth, quite sweet, nuts, dark fruits, malty. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, figs, fig bread, dark fruits, light earthy bitter finish, some marmalade. Medium bodied. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pint bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocer Salem OR $4.99 Dark amber coloured ale with a small,bubbly tan head. Great typical English malt and hop aromas. Hay,nuts,leafy and earthy very nice. Balanced taste..interesting and with a strong light chocolate finish. Great smooth mouthfeel. Good traditional ale...excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (223) - SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Pours a deep ruby colour with a white lingering head. Toffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is burnt caramel, vanilla and hints of liquorice, and a nicely bitter aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpgibbon (404) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
There’s an acrid metallic quality running through this which spoils what otherwise would have be been ok. It’s in the sweet/ bitterness, but way over egged. Decent flavours around it - soft dark fruits and reasonable balance otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (210) - SINGAPORE - FEB 28, 2015
50cl bottle from Tesco, consumed on 24/02/15. Pours dark brown with a thick tan coloured head. Full bodied. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavours of malt, plum and figs - bitter but sweetness of molasses, chocolate and caramel. A full bodied strong English ale.


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