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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1479) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Chester Christmas Markets 2014 as The Crusty Pie Company Crusty’s Cracker. Pours a black colour, taste is of liquorice, toffee and molasses, strong alcohol

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1318) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle as Baytown Smuggler’s Haul. Chestnut brown with a foamy beige head leaving lacing and malty fruity aroma. Flavour is malt, mollasses, raisins, chocolate & coffee, nutty and light roast bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, malty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear copper brown, thin white head. Dark sugar and toffee aromas, light nuttiness. Light sweet taste, more nuts. Sweet finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - Nose - opaque black with a nice fluffy head. Taste - massive toffee and nuts. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry but generous finish. Overall - you have to invest your time here, but you get some back.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Hand pulled at The New Inn, Cropton. Dark, malty and smooth with slight coffee. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
10th July 2014
Clear deep amber beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light with fine carbonation. Smooth malt, unsweet dark toffee streak. Trace of cream. Whisper of citrus. Light finish. Says it’s a bitter but it really isn’t very bitter, it is a little dull.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. This dark brown beer has sweet red fruit, chocolate and roasted flavours with a bitter, creamy, rich red fruity finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (424) - 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 .

3.1
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (988) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Dark, strong ale. Smokey flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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