Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: English Strong Ale
Taunton, England


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Bottled & as a Cask seasonal at Christmas.
A richly flavoured deep copper coloured seasonal beer and Gold Medal Winner. A smooth long lasting finish with chocolate, toffee and nuts. Brewed using Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malt with Goldings, Fuggles and Northdown hops.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
goozen (3711) - Leiden, - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Winterbierfestival. Gouda: Dark golden coloured brew thats very horrible, but this beer can be bad there also good and high ratings. Maybe an re-rating if i get the hands on a bottle on a later time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2016
33cl bbMAR17, cheerio idiosynkrasie for this post-Xmas UK cheer 2016-1. - English Stronge Ale and Xmas beer @5%...got to love that British sessioning standard and pint culture. - Smells and tastes like a Belgian Dubbel without any yeast character, sometimes a good thing: fragrant amber/brown speciality malts (light toffee, plum jam), thin chocolate milk. Lovely hedgerow hop profile in flavour, toasted malts have a polished furniture taste to them. Drinks as if quality ingredients have been too gently dosed and locked away under a layer of varnish - who’s reinbeer is going to get merry of that?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1555) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
A dark reddish brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light roasted malt aroma, nutty, caramel and a touch smoky. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a dry malt flavour, nutty and smoky, then a sweeter element comes through with caramel and red fruits. The finish is lengthy and dry. Cask @ The Windmill, Stansted airport. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5466) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Cask at Penderels Oak at 4.5%. "Reinbeer"... seriously? Dark brown, orange hue, opaque, dense creamy head with thick lacing. Aroma is bready, airy. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is thin, tangy, apple core, browned apple flesh. Resin, pepper and bread crusts in the finish. Soft bitterness endures. Just OK. It grew on me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10660) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
Half pint, cask at William Wilberforce (JDW). Good lacing from a filmy layer. Deep mahogany coloured body. Mid-sweet brown malty aroma. caramel and nuts to the taste character, fruity notes towards a roasted ending. Just alright (Hull 26.11.2015).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6084) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Fra cask på William Wilberforce Hull 26 Nov 15. Mørk amber / svart. Lavt tett skum med litt farge. Litt lacing. Svakt karamellisk aroma. Smaken mørke plommer med litt metallisk preg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (6954) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2015
Cask@Crosse Keys JDW, London (30/11/2015) - pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, lots of caramel and toffeish sweetness, cocoa, sweet malty finish, pretty decent Jule/winter number.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3830) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Cask@the avion, Aldridge. Dark brown beer with small bubbly head. Aroma is malts. Taste is some toffee, a little roastiness, malts and sweetish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Pours dark, ruby-brown with a small but smooth, off-white head. The aroma is largely weak; sweetish and led by caramel malts with little to distinguish it. The flavours has plenty of sweet caramel, fudge and molasses, as well as a definite smokiness, which rather than complimenting the sweeter tones rather jars with them. This is mediocre at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours ruby brown, nose is malty, fruity, taste is similar, rich.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle; pours amber with an off white head; aroma is mostly caramel with some malt, nuts, and light spice; taste is sweet with caramel and some malt, citrus, and hints of spice; a bit thin and watery; meh

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