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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (241) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
I was hoping for something with some nice big flavours here but instead I got a watery, malty, slightly sweet, nutty and very mildly bitter beer. Certainly drinkable and I like the mildly warming alcohol. It’s very thin in the mouth. Not great but not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Alko. Deep nut brown color, small beige head. Nutty, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Nutty, some caramel, alcohol (rhum?) and lingering spicey bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite classical UK strong ale with robust malt profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4905) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
33cl bottle, number C91670 from Waitrose. A glorious deep copper colour with a ring of translucent head; the aroma has raisins and molasses; the body is rather thin, with the sweetness well balanced by the malts, and a vinous Beaujolais-style taste; then some richly roasted malts add some chocolate and hazlenuts to the finish. An elegant and refined version of a Strong Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1623) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
very english. dark golden clear colour. a bit off white.head. sweetish. malty and some good hop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at home, a birthday gift thaks to Robyn and James, 14/10/13. Lightly hazed dark amber with a good sized light biege head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, cake mix, bread dough, light spice, honey, brown sugars. Taste comprises dark fruits, dates, fruit cake, light honey, bready malts, molasses, brown sugars, raisens. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a little prickly, bitter finale with light sugars. Decent enough English strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (639) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
0.33 bottle. Thin, big, white head; amber liquid. Strong hop aroma, sweet touch of malts and caramel, a lot of fruits, and some ethanol with marmalade. The taste is rather bitter, has a mostly hop character with some delicate malty additions and the marmalade again. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation. Finish is a bit short and not as bitter; also here there is marmalade. All in all the beer is certainly interesting but not particularly remarkable about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpkeskinen (308) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Drank from a bottle at a party. Easy drinking, smooth and slightly sweet taste. Good for getting drunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3078) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Mahogany clear. Slight metallic, earthy hoppy nose. Med body. Some caramel, herbal green hops. A very english strong hoppy ale.

-- bb/wp8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Red colour, almost no head. Caramel, toffee. Very sweet. The label mentions hops, but can’t really find any, just sweetness, that’s all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Giochaurand (136) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
0,33l bottle at (finnish) room temperature. Nice ambar color. Aroma is sweet and somewhat alcoholic. Not bad.

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