Brodies Elizabethan
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Brewed by Brodies
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 660   ABV: 22%
Cask: Special - 2010.
Dark. Strong. Smokey. Triple mashed to achieve our highest ever ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Brodies Bunny Basher Festival 2011 - King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton, London, England E10 6AE.

[ Courtesy of madmitch76 - and yes Ken did have to go and buy a new glass of Elizabethan, since i wanted to test how sticky i was able to make the table and my pants ;O) Sorry Ken ]. Dark dark black colour with virtually none head at all. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, licorice. Flavour is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long long duration, soy sauce, licorice, roasted, sweet sugar - syrup, peat. Body is full, texture is syrupy and sticky, carbonation is flat flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic, but not burning. [20110501]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
4th September 2010. Brodies Beer Fest at their Brewpub - King William IV in Leyton.
Opaque oily black beer with no head. Dry soft palate. Very sugary sweet dark malt with subtle notes of port and brandy. Some coca cola in there as well. A little alcoholic warmth coming through to the sweet semi dry finish. A real sticky beer this. Thoroughly enjoyed it and was glad to see many of the locals doing the same. Englands strongest ever beer? Also UKs strongest ever naturally fermented beer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2011
UPDATED: APR 6, 2012 hand bottle at home ... thanks mate ... deep black ... soft roast toffee chocolate ... big vanilla ... light smoky nose ... oily sticky body ... sweet sweet roast ... lots of sherrry ... hint of bourbon ... some smoke ... gentle islay tones ... very nice but its way too heavy to drink a lot of 3.8 on cask ... dark black .... no head ... swwt vanilla toffee nose ... juicy sweet fruits ... vanilla ... sweet malts ... definite whisky/boubon ... big sweet toffee malts .... for its sweetness and alcohol this has great balance 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
Cask at Brodies BF. Pours sludgy black with no head. Roasty nose, booze, tangy malts. Extremely sweet flavor, chewy, licorice, almonds, dark sugar. One of the fullest bodied beers I’ve ever had, with light carbonation. Warm finish, sticky sugars, chocolate liquor, brown and demerera sugar, faint roast, hoisin and soy sauces. A great beer overall. You definitely can’t drink more than 1/3 of a pint of so, but I could nurse that amount for over an hour and enjoy it the whole time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Brodies Bunny Basher 2015 at King William IV, London. Dark brown, no head. Malty sugar, vinous, figs, raisins. Sugary flavor, figs, raisins. Way too sweet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask handpull at William IV. Black, thin tan head. It’s sweet. Bit of heat. It’s hot, sweet and syrupy. I love that. It’s sweet with a touch of liquorice. Nto awful I like the molasses. It’s good, way too sweet, but I ended up liking it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask at King William IV, Bunny Basher ’15, 05/04/15. Pitch black with a moderately appointed dirty tan swirl that escapes edgeward. Nose is coffee, chocolate, biscuit, rich toffee sauce, restrained booze tunes, light peppery spice, stewed dark fruits. Taste is sweet, sweet, fucken more sweetness, go on - have some more ! coffee cake icing, liquorice, chocolate fondue, toffee fudge mix, oh - did I mention this is sweet? Full bodied, viscous, cloying and oily feel, lightly warming booze in an insanely sweet close. Interesting stuff, just way too sweet and no drinkability. Drinks below the ABV but I guess with the amount of sugar in this you don’t really get much chance to ascertain the ABV. Fun to tick, just one or two sips were all that was required. Would love to have poured some of this over vanilla ice cream!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Cask at Brodies. It pours black, with a thin, bubbly head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, boiled sweet s and Calpol. The taste is sweets (particularly Black Jacks), candy floss, angel delight, liquorice, vanilla, coffee liqueur, milk chocolate and Calpol. Medium-full body, low carbonation and very well hidden alcohol. Complex and surprisingly smooth and light. A well made beer, but it’s perhaps a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9683) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
On tap at Bunny Basher (Brodies Beer Festival) King William IV, Leyton, London, Friday 18th April 2014 Pitch black no head, looks like a flat cola. Thick and oily texture in mouth and dangerously drinkable because you would never know it was 22%, that said it just tasted malty and far, far too sweet, in fact the beer that I least liked overall. Not sure that I am getting more than just a heavy cloying sweetness and malt? Mmhhh... glad to say that i’ve tried it but wouldn’t seek it out again. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 On cask (handpump) at Brodies Autumn Festival at the William IV on 4 September 2010. Pitch black. Sticky consistency. Lots of raisiny fruit. Very rich. Some licorice. Extremely sweet. Some cough mixture character - Gees linctus. Not really my thing at this age. Needs more time to settle down I’d say. [6/3/6/3/12=3.0]
RE-RATE: Cask (handpump) at the Brodies Bunny Basher Festival, King William IV, Leyton on 1 May 2011. It has mellowed somewhat since last time. Lots of aniseed. Rich plummy fruit also in the flavour. Still a bit sweet and sticky for my taste though. Still needs more time. [7/3/7/3/13=3.3]
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