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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

ABV: 7.2%. Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, burnt caramel, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, burnt caramel, malt extract alike, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121110]

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottled. Coppery brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is floral, grassy, mild caramelly and nutty notes. Flavour is bitter hops, some fruity and caramelly notes along with mild resin and wood. Still rather mild and actually watery for being this strong.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, nuts and hops. A little alcohol in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark amber beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is lightly alcoholic and aceton-ish, with caramel maltyness and some dried fruits. Medium to full body, lightly warming on the palate, with caramel, some acetone and dried fruits. Pleasant bitterness in the end. Overall, certainly not my favorite, it’s way to alcoholic for that. 121110

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12548) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 101112

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11132) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle, 7.5% @ FOneFan. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, hop and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10588) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, yeast, sugar, hop, caramel, dried fruits. Medium to full body. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2013
330ml bottle (Sivu Kirjasto, Helsinki)
Nice well toasted bread aroma. Some forrest mushrooms. Nice rich red, clear, are you sure this is BC? Small head, but tight and beige. Almost watery in the mouth, a little sweet, but that just fills out the body, like Owd Rodger, for example. A hint of salty butter. Nice dry bitter hops in the finish, some dry tobacco asects, and massivelly over-stewed tea. Really not a bad beer, but could have been so much more. Firstly, this feels dead, I really don’t believe the BC on the label. Reduce the sugar, improve the integration of malt and hop, and this would be great. Love the rich dark malts, but this is less than it could have been.


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