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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: English Strong Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
"A strong amber coloured ale, boasting a sweet, nutty flavour, with rich dark tones."
Ingredients: Pale malt and Crystal malt; Target, Challenger and Northdown hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2407) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Draft at McGregors. Really good. Nice looking, orange/autumn look. Rich toffee and nuts aroma, strong maltiness. Lots of hops for an English ale came through, but nicely balanced. This was a nice treat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
500 ml bottle, thanks ekstedt. Dark amber with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with fruits, burnt sugar a hint of broth. Medium bitterness. Light mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1203) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
creamy off-white/beige head, amber colour. Aroma, caramel, hops, spicy. Flavour, hops, pine, bit metallic aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6735) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2008
(Bottle) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head leaving traces of lacing. Malty, nutty nose with dark fruit, caramel, dark rye bread, orange peel and a hint of chocolate. Malty, nutty taste with toffee, chocolate, dark rye bread, dark fruit and a touch of orange and earthy hops in the finish. Lovely balance. Slightly above medium body, smooth mouthfeel, balanced sweetness. Nice beer. In short: toffee, nuts, chocolate and orange in harmony.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2008
[Archive] Full, toffee aroma with a hint of fresh hops. Small head, dark copper colour. Not as sweet as I expected, nor as full bodied either. Doesn’t quite live up to the aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1564) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Redish brown. Just a little bit of head. Aroma: Malt and burnt caramel. Taste: Malt and some caramel. Slightly bitter. Warming. Info: 500ml bottle, 29/11-2007

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
Dark amber w/ light brown ring of foam. Sweet, spicy aroma of brown sugar & cinnamon w/ background of roasty malts. Sweet, syrupy feel. Well-balanced flavour w/ a bitter, peppery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
[1241-20080401] Tap. Toasted grains aroma has a bit of smoky malt. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy alcoholic toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body seems undercarbonated. Excellent and drinkable.
(@ BeerBistro; Toronto, ON)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2008
Tasted 06/06/2008. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits. Pours bright copper with an off-white disappearing head. Nice aroma of nutty malt, fruity tea and peppery herbs. Caramal and nutty malts carry an unexpectedly hoppy flavour - herbs, spice, and other things nice. A little old 200gsm papery note tells me the age. Long firmly bitter finish with lingering herbal note. Lollyish and bready malt notes come through later. Medium weight, light-medium carbonation. Really nice drop, pleasingly more bitter than I expected but just a little older and duller than Iíd like it. Iím sure it is a cracker straight off cask.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33748) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy and deep amber with a lacing off-white head. Fruity and malt driven aroma. Flavour is roasted malt with a light acidic touch and a light toffee malt note. Fruity and bitter hoppy flavours following before a more breadish malt flavour re-conquers the palate. Ends medium dry and bitter. Nice and light malt spice English ale.


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