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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swapp (200) - Kaunas, - MAR 29, 2013
500 cl bottle. this one have a very rich taste. tastes a bit bittnes a bit coffe some hidden fruits inside. not to waterry and doest feel alcohol. and good aftertaste witch stais for long time


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (980) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
500ml bottle, pours ruby with a small tan head. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee notes, ripe banana, hints of chocolate as well. Full bodied with an oily creamy texture developing to a finish that has some bitterness but keeps sweetness through. Soft carbonation. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (607) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
Flasche Nr. 157152 (laut Webseite abgefüllt Juli 2014), von Getränkefeinkost, Berlin. - Kupferrot, leicht trüb; für ein englisches Bier ungewöhnlich reiche Schaumkrone. - Nase angenehm toastmalzig mit mildem englischen Hopfen, Rosinen und leichter Säure. - Antrunk brauseartig dünn mit getoastetem Malz und eher mildem fruchtig-herbem Hopfen, überreifer süßlicher Frucht (Banane) und einem deutlichen säuerlichen Stich. Viel zu rezent, dünnes Mundgefühl. Im Abgang gut bitter aber ohne ausgeprägte Hopfenaromen. Kräftig bitterer, etwas leerer Nachtrunk. - Wenig befriedigendes Ale mit schönen Malznoten aber unpassenden faulig-fruchtigen und säuerlichen Noten, erstaunlich wäßrig für ein Bier von fast 7 %. Besser genießbar, wenn man die Kohlensäure herausgeschüttelt hat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (599) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2014
Triple III, bottle conditioned, bottle no: 101508
Pours ambery to slightly reddish with beige small cap, soapy foam. Aroma - pleasant but not intense, berries plus caramel malts, slightly sourich, taste is light sweet, min sour at the end, mild bitter. Short aftertaste, sip is gone fast. Light to medium body, compote and a bit slick texture. This beer just lacks flavor intensity, pitty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and black tea with almonds. Burnt toffee with raisins and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet dark toffee with raisins and bready cookie dough. Warming spices with mellow lemon. Peppery on the finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
500ml bottle # 038189: BBD 31 Oct 14, some 9 days ago. Poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 9 Nov 14. Huge lightly tanned foaming head on top of a dull chestnut coloured body. This bottle conditioned ale has an aroma that leads with roasted maltiness, some dark fruits follow along with a raisin hint or two, but light roasted malts rule the nose. The taste is also malt first, semi-sweet and again with a fruity and dried fruit feel later in the flavouring. Good body depth which helped to hide the alcohol level nicely. I really enjoyed this brew and am annoyed I allowed the bottle to become ’out of date’ before drinking it: I must have had it on my shelves for over a year and just kept overlooking it and awaiting the right time to open it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (197) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Faint Sour aroma, with cherry notes. Pours ruby red with a thin white head. Very little in the way of sediment. Soft biscuit palate, with a zesty bitter finish, alcohol reasonably prominent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stout4stout (20) - neath, WALES - OCT 30, 2014
Extraordinarily good beer - big on flavour. Rub-Mahogany. Wonderful on the nose, like a fruit basket. Very complex, bursting with flavour; Melon, grapefruit, molasses, light-spices with slightly understated hop flavouring. Drinks like a particularly good IPA. 500ml bottle. And it’s 6.7% to boot! Almost my new favourite beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (571) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2014
Robe orangée, limpide grosse carbo, petit collet de fines bulles. Aromes un peu faiblard, des notes sucrés, rhum. Mousse onctueuse, mince, caramel. Amertume légère sur le final mais une longueur agréable sur les noisettes et caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1592) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle conditioned. Deep amber body. Short lived off white head. Candied fruit, wood, alcohol, acetone, cherries. Bittersweet with a sour finish.

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pudding (183) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Pours clear copper brown. Head reduces. Negligible aroma. Taste: sweetness, malt, alcohol. Palate: quite syrupy. Overall: Disappointing. Little hop flavour. Hops have changed since the 7.2% version, which I liked.


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