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Brewed by Cottage
Style: English Strong Ale
Castle Cary, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Cask; Occasional


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton, 11/03/14. Ruby with a bone hued crown. Aroma souring rhubarb and red wine vinous. Dried fruit plum and figgy sweetness lightly puffed with roast. Hints of chocolate yoghurt and nectarine fruit. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The Drum, 557-559 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, England E10 7EQ.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate, roasted, dusty, keller. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111205]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Cask@The Drum, London. Deep amber colour, smalll beige head. Aroma is nutty, dark fruity, floral and also some mild herbal and malty notes. Flavour is similar, but has the dark fruits and nuttyness coming in stronger than in the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at The Drum, Leyton, London. Hazy chocolate brown. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Chocolate aromas spill over into flavour. Mild and pleasant with caramelly malt and fairly low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Kings Arms, Didmarton Gloucs, 30/4/08. Pale chestnut with a slight off-white head. Red fruit and caramel aromas followed by slightly sweet, fruity malt flavours. Some bitterness in the finish which brought balance. A good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Dark toffee with white head. Fruity, full beer, certainly within a mild character, sweetish malt flavours then a hint of hops on the finish which adds a little body. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Half pint pulled at The Lower Red Lion in St Albans (Hertfordshire), a dark amber with a filmy head. A strong malty aroma, slightly tartish. A delicious chocolate malt flavour with a good smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1859) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark ruby coloured with a slim creamy white head. Sweet and malty with some nice light bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
Cask at Royal Oak, Ockbrook. Wonderfully malty stuff; deep brown, sweet nose, burnished flavour, very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2004
Market Porter, Xmas London Crawl. Dark. Sweet. Winter Warmer. Liquid sugar with a little touch of hops bitterness. Lovely.


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