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Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Old Ale
Trowbridge, England

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A smooth, creamy beer with hints of lemon and subtle blackcurrant and liquorice undertones. A sweet start and finish.


hangunder's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (242) - Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
Roasty, light chocolate aroma. Dark brown, with a quickly dissipating head. Light bodied, roasty/chocolate/slight hop bitter upfront with a long chocolate aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Suprisingly refreshing for a beer this roasty.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (625) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Couleur noir laissant passé des reflets brunatre avec un col beige plutot résistant et respectable. Nez de chocolat, café,caramel, des notes boisés et terreuse. En bouche c’est très mince, ca manque un peu de corps, les notes de chocolat,café caramel et de terre resorte du lot. Ca se boit très bien mais ca manque de finesse et de complexité.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep dark ruby body, medium latte head with good retention. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast, black currant, licorice, metallic notes. Taste is malty: toast, caramel, dark chocolate, berries. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (642) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours ruby/caramel with a half finger, khaki head. Aroma has nice notes of caramel, fruity yeast esters, bread, and hints of roast and chocolate. Taste is balanced. Caramel, bread, slight roasted/chocolate malts, and a drawn out finish. As it warms up you get a lot more roast, dark fruits, and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall drinkable. Flavours could be a little bolder but still well crafted.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Taste is similar but has some light sweet citrus notes. Body was semi thin, felt it should have been fuller.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1289) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Bien brune, allures de cola, semble mi-épaisse, elle a des relents de caramel, de sucre cuit et de boisé en nez. Carbonatation faible. La bouche est assez ronde, assez goûteuse, avec une finale qui penche presque vers une amertume, mais qui redresse vers le sucré des malts à la toute dernière seconde. Simple, directe, savoureuse sans être complexe, un bon exemple du genre, une boisson automnale qui se déguste avec une pointe de nostalgie.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2101) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with small head. Smell has sweet chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Starts with bitter roasted malts, sweet chocolate and some licorice. Goes into a very coffee’ish roasty finish with a sweet chocolatey background!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1131) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
500 ml bottle. Ruby dark brown colour with little head. Toffee and roast aroma with some dark fruit notes and some light florality. It is a medium bodied brew with some sweetness and caramel, roast flavour and sports a fast finish and watery mid-palate. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (382) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO.. Dark ruby brown pour with a small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is chocolate, dark fruits and toffee, Moderately sweet throughout with only a slight bitterness at the end. Mouth is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Decent enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1251) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle (6-Jul-2014) Light sweet choc biscuit malt, yeast, fruit plum aroma.Black brown, low head &suds lace.Sweet caramel biscuit malt herbal flavour.Herbal plum bitter finish and tangy stark plum aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1418) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Burnt malt hop smokey flavour. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Caramel plum malt flavour. Flat palate.


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