Brewed by Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: English Strong Ale
Pickering, England


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Pale and Crystal malts; Kent Challenger and Golding hops.
"A powerful brew, full bodied, dark brown, with a distinctive malty flavor."
Gold Medal Winner, Strong Bitter Category, Great British Beer Festival.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (330) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Quite unusual flavour, very unbalanced , big malty flavours are not really my thing, and the dryness at the end doesn’t clear it away. Not for me .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Doesn't take like a strong ale, even the bottled stuff is good. Reminds me of days living and working in that part of Yorkshire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (808) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Dark, strong ale. Smokey flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (728) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
1/2 pint in York bij trambeling madness. Met de hand getapt,prachtig donkerbruin met een dikke laag romig schuim. In de geur fruitig van de hop, de smaak is mooi bitterzoet en romig met een volle afdronk. Erg goed biertje

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bootle from Rhythm & Booze, Ripon. Pour mahogany with a short lasting head. There’s certainly plenty of flavour with coffee, roast malts, fruit cake, cloves and treacle. Quite a dry finish with a burnt toast after-taste. Unfortunately there’s something that doesn’t quite work about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1862) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle conditioned. dark brown beer with small head and a little lacing. Aroma of christmas pudding. taste is dark fruits, sweetish malts and molasses. Oily medium palate. Very good ESA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours like heavily brewed tea with a short tan head. Aroma is raisin, barley... Dark fruit flavours, berry, raisin.. A slight oxidized-sourness to it. Not exactly pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5189) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
50cl bottle. Thick white creamy head. It doesn’t taste or look like a string bitter. Dark clear amber pour. Pretty nice brew though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1071) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige, but shrinking fast. Colour: clear ruby brown. Aroma: hops, raisins, xmas pudding?. Taste: dried raisins, bitter, some alcohol. Palate: mild, somewhat watery, medium body with lasting bitter finish. Overall: very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
500ml bottle - This is a good one. Nice round nose of malt and dark fruits, a good syrupy oily mouth feel, good dark body with a lasting white head. Bit of booziness kicks in as an afterthought to let you know it’s got a bit of ABV there. A nice pint that goes down easily and surprisingly refreshing.

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