Brewed by Eden Mill Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
St Andrews, Scotland


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Toffee, chocolate and honeycomb. Beer matured 54 days in American Bourbon barrels.

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, - OCT 31, 2013
330ml bottle from the Aldi Real Ale Festival. I’m not really a fan of oak aged beers but the process does suit this dark style of beer. Not a great deal of aroma but I was picking up dark chocolate. The flavour has depth, with the oak aging obvious from that familiar twang. Good depth, balance and carbonation in this robust dark beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4190) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Poured medium amber with a small tan ring. Aroma of vanilla sweetness, alcohol soaked berries, roast malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, medium sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to sic1314. Pours clear red brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, vanilla, woody barrel notes and a little overripe dark fruit. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6085) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sic1314. No head. Very low carbonation. Clear amber pour. Subtle bourbon notes. Some vanilla. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle (6.8%, 62 days aged) from Guildford Arms. It pours deep mahogany brown with a small white head. The nose is toasted brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, toasty coconut, fudge and bourbon. The taste is bitter-sweet, wood, toffee, vanilla, warming alcohol, varnish, leather and caramelised sugars with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Quite a lot better than the rum version. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3552) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Aldi (6.6%abv). Very dark reddish brown, not much head. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Whiskey malt flavour. Bland watery toffee aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2039) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle bought at a food fare on Clapham Common. Clear dark brown, no head. Nose is sweet bourbon whiskey, vanilla oak wood notes, slight malty grain, caramel, ale fruity. taste is really nicely balanced. Sweet bourbon, caramel, toasty malt, slight chocolate, cocoa, grain husk malt, and then some vanilla and dryer wood notes. It’s very well balanced and a nice soft sweet subtle beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (597) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Dark, clear red beer with an aroma combining malt, hop, caramel and fruit. The flavour has an initial sweet fruity hit. There’s almost a smokiness to the flavour but once the sweetness subsides the main thing is the malt. On the tongue the finish is tangy and hoppy. Quite an interesting mix of flavours and they manage to remain distinct. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Best of a bad lot today. Pours a tan brown with thin white head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, rum’n’raisin ice cream. Demerara sugar on the taste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
33cl bottle from Stockbridge Market. Appearance - opaque black with a thin attractive lace head. Nose - vanilla going into rum and raisin. Taste - vanilla and dark chocolate. Palate - medium to full bodied creamy texture not too cloying on the finish. Overall -yep this one definitely works. The best beer of the day - a disappointing day, mind.

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