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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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


abemorsten's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3214) - Mosterøy, - JAN 28, 2013
Shared 500 ml bottle at Cardinal. Clear molasses colored body with a small dense off-white head. Dark toasted toffee, pollen and a dried fruits nose. Smooth medium body. Sweet with a bitterness that comes creeping and that lingers. Dry tongue.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (632) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2015
On tap . @Cimmeria, Oviedo 30/07/2015Color caoba, espuma blanca, Aroma y sabores malta, caramelo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
500 ml bottle, pours ruby red, aroma is caramel, toffee malts, light roast, hazelnut, orange peel, almond, mince pie. Medium sweet, finish has some mild bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy texture, carbonation is soft to flat.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ermaki (31) - - JUL 21, 2015
Fragancia dulce de aporte maltoso, con algunos perfiles tostados, recuerdos de frutas maduras, trazas de frutos secos, un punto acaramelado y un suave poso herbáceo. En boca Entrada tremendamente maltosa, con adornos tostados, incluso intuyo algún destello ahumado, con una buena carga de meloso caramelo, perfiles de frutas maduras y un final amargo que remata felizmente el trago. El cuerpo es consistente, denso, y la carbonatación suave. Excelente "strong ale" británica, con una base maltosa magnífica y un cuerpo voluptuoso que transmite un poderío extraordinario. Me fascina esta fórmula, su punto acaramelado y su perfecto balance herbáceo hace de ella un verdadero homenaje a la más pura tradición inglesa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2119) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from a Suffolk Waitrose. Pours deep chestnut with an off white head. The taste is fruity malt with caramel, light spice and a little aniseed. Full flavoured and pretty tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappis**d (26) - Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Oh yes, this proper glorious English ale, a powerhouse on the taste buds, this beer makes the heart sing, this is everything an ale should be sweet rich nose, beautiful colour, deep hoppy, fruity, if this beer was a book it would be A leather bound Lord of the rings in an old bookcase in a dark panelled room.....legend!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, 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 (440) - 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 (476) - - 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 (529) - 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.


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