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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   ABV: -
An English Strong Ale that gets it’s name from the old English slang for just such a beer. Medium bodied, copper colored, with honeyish and toasty notes, this beer is surprisingly approachable despite its strength. OG 19.5P/1078. Hops ~30 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Pours a cloudy light brown like a rootbeer float ice cream bar with a thin beige cap. The nose is of toasty, almost burnt, dark caramel malt with a mild fruity undertone. Medium-bodied with a mineral quality that leads into a drying, toasty finish. Toasty burnt caramel malt, astringent with a mild peatiness. A solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber brown with a nitro head. Aroma of sweaty hops, caramel malt, and alcohol. Flavor of sweet fruit juice and toasted malt. A strong palate with alcohol notes. An interesting beer though and fun to try. 6/4/7/4/14 [3.5/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Opaque medium brown with a creamy white head. Musty molasses and malt aroma and taste with a sharp cereal grain finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2011
10oz draught in a flute @ Brewpub: This one pours an opaque dark amber color. There was a bit of a frothy off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. The nose has a lot of caramel malt to it. Some sweetness and earthy notes also. Faint fruits also. The taste is good. It is fairly full bodied, and just a touch sweet. Somewhat dry finish. Lots of hops to balance the sweetness in this one. Maybe some raisins also. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Sweet, fruity aroma, estery and rich with notes of bread, brown sugar, banana, plum, raisin, apple and faint bubblegum. Opaque iced tea coloration with a fine, off-white head. Flavor profile is fruity, sweet and malty, some leafy hop flavor present as well, with more dark, dried fruit, toasty and caramel malts, banana esters and finishing with a spicy bitterness and moderate alcoholic warmth. Sticky, warming, smooth, mouth-coating feel, body is quite full. Crosses over into the Old Ale territory, in my opinion. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
~10 oz Tulip at the brewpub. Pour is hazed brown, hint of orange copper with a smallish off white head. Aroma is raisin sweet fruitniness, malty, maybe a touch of floral honey top of that. Taste is sweet and malty, more of an apple honey, really none of the raisin I got from the nose. The sweet lingers throughout, picks up some floral in the finish. Palate is medium, active carbonation, and the sweet lingering finish. As it warms, I get some of the dried fruit raisin sweet. Nice enough as a warmer, a bit sweet for my personal tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
10oz at the brewpub. Astringent herbalness mixes with sticky and sweet malts. Doesn’t seem to make sense that those two elements can both be there. Its a muddy, unclear, brown color, with medium clarity and light radiating from the sides of the beer. The beer definitely has a British yeast feel. The mouthfeel is fuller but the beer is not heavy. It was weird to see the elements combined. I picked up on a powerful herbalness that did not vibe with the sweet side of the beer. It was drinkable but just not my bag of tricks.

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