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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


3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1840) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - Market Porter Borough London (RB London Xmas Crawl 2004). A dark ruby coloured beer with a caramel burnt sugar aroma. The taste is Christmassy with spicy cake and raisins. Quite warming alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Toffee aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet dark fruits in flavour. Fruitcake. Medium sooth. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
Cask conditioned at the Market Porter, Borough Market, London..
Dark Ruby. Malty and bready, butter & hints of roast and dried fruits.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o, Maeib & Kook.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19192) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2004
Deep ruby brown colour. Aroma is spicy and fruity, with a solid malt background. Much the same on the palate, with distinct raisin notes. A sweetish beer. Cask (handpump), Market Porter, London SE1.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5156) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]


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