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Brewed by Backyard
Style: English Strong Ale
Walsall, England

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (401) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door. Pours dark brown/black with ruby tinge, thin half finger milk-white head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, touch of coffee, spices...Initial taste of Chocolate, dark yet not overly bitter, then some orange, winter berries, then liquorice, a touch of coffee then a light smokiness, mixing in really well. Great Beer, highly recommended!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from the Beers of Europe Christmas case. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Enticing aromas of chocolate, raisin, sweet spice, caramel and toffee. Flavours of caramel, warm spice, bonfire toffee and treacle. Sweet, warming mouthfeel. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (798) - CROATIA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle; pours clear, dark amber with a khaki head; aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and toffee; taste starts sweet with the caramel, toffee, and dark fruits; then finishes light bitter with just a hint of spice; nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Cask at the JDW Bishop Vesey; clear mahogany brown pour with a creamy tan head, dark fruit and autumn leaves aroma, taste has coffee, roast malts, dried fruits, light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear mahogany brown, long-lasting off-white head. Aromas are toffee, light spice, fruit. Taste is cherries, more toffee. Light spice. Easy drinking for the strength.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2798) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark reddish brown beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is rich malts and dark fruits. Taste is malts, treacle, dark fruits and a bit of sweetness. Decent stuff, does feel like a proper winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5612) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 23, 2012
Poured a dark mahogany with a reddish hue and a big frothy tan head. The aroma is rich and fruity leading to a rich, weak bitter, fruity, slightly spicy flavour with hints of cranberries on the palate. Maybe Iím just thinking too much about Christmas! Itís quite a strong ale at 6.8% but the alcohol does not influence the flavour. This is the kind of Christmas ale we all want and expect!


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