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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. 330ml.
Ingredients: Pale malt, Black Crystal malt, Oats, Target hops.
Switched to filtered in 330ml bottles in 2011, then back to bottle conditioned in 2011.
Its high alcohol content along with the molasses and rum flavours create a beautiful contrast with blue cheeses or steak and kidney pie; and complement Dundee cakes or Cadbury’s fruit and nut.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark bronze appearance with a small head. Excellent malty flavour and a full flavour. Cannot believe that I am giving this score to a beer from the Marstons empire. Very rarely I say this about a beer they produce but it is certainly worth checking out.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tukkis (13) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bubbly and a bit foamy. Clear, oaky color. Leathery aroma. Sour but not bitter taste, not sweet, slightly salty. Palate remains pleasing, with medium body and lively carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
(Bottle): Pours bronze in colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel aromas and an odd yeasty aroma too. Very caramel forward in the taste, slight sour notes, dried fruit, slight spice. Not my cup of tea really.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerowenbeer (1) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
This used to be a good beer but now all the bottles I have had recently have been off. i.e. Bad. Their qualtiy control had gone out the window. These are the bottle numbers that I have opened and tipped down the drain. E44509, E43504, E43704, E43795, D43861, D34971. There have been a number of other bottles but I did not take down the numbers. I have been on the Breakspear web site to complain but I have had no reply. ASDA, where I bought this beer have given me, have said sorry and have given me more of the same and when my wife went shopping there last week this beer was on offer at £1. They are trying to sell this off quick. Watch out !!! If this was in a Pub you would be back to the bar and get it changed or your money back, dam quick.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1642) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle asda. Brown/ruby colour decent off white head great lacing. Aroma is raisins brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is alcohol,mollassus which give u the rum flavours also raisins giving u some fruitiness strong malty finnish. Medium body quite strong carbonation. Nice stuff.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MarshallStaxx (8) - - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle, No.E53242. Pours reddish mahogany / bronze, a little hazy, with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty balsamic vinegar and caramel fruits. Taste is very strange, like a nutty and sour mash-up between a strong Best Bitter and a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Thin and flat mouthfeel. Rather unpleasant, tipped it down the plughole - possibly a bad batch?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7620) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Friday 3rd January consumed Saturday 4th January 2014. Pours mid to dark brown a little hazy, the head swiftly departed. Nutty with some vanilla on the nose. Soft in the mouth, a little nuttiness with a big dose of caramel. Not the beer I recall i.e. the previous 7%+ version. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JimmyBoy74 (279) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Köpt på systembolaget i Örebro på 50clflaska. Mellanblond färg. Svag malltig doft och smak av, bröd och säd.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
14th December 2013
Clear deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Bit of an odd nose - milky and sour! Palate is light and airy and a little dry. Slightly sour dry fruits with mild dry nuts. Light bitterness before a dry finish. Not convinced this is right, but it’s a pasteurised bottle. Odd!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lambister (222) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel and some yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and lightly bitter with medium duration with malt extract and caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Decent.


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