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Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: English Strong Ale
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
1st July 2015
Tropical Croydonia Bottleshare. Thanks to Dan. Almost clear deep brown - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy with modest fine carbonation. Light malt cream, touch papery. Modest floral bitterness. Light dry finish. Not delivering much for it’s abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
500m . In a La Chouffee tulip. I have scrolled right past this beer many tims , but I got a psychic message that it might be a new tick as I yawned while in the shitty Morrisons section with no other newbies . A big coffee accent in the nose ,..earthy soil hops , licorice , dark chocolate bite .This nose has attitude , I like it ! This brew is a burnt purple/red liquid and with a large khaki cream head rests well in the tulip. the flavours suggest roasted malts , bitter and rich coffee expression , coffee , roasty licorice . . Notes of chewy dark toffee malts ,burnt butterscotch . Quit a cloying , syrupy palate through out . Rounded up with a nice kinda mellow dry conclusion !

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5612) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep amber with a small head. Nose of cocoa crisp and old donuts. Sort of sweet and unresponsive. Taste is similar. Bread and cocoa. A touch nuttey. General knackered maltiness. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel, a real player. Pours deep amber-brown with a creamy off-white head. Rich fruity aroma, grapes, berries. Medium sweet flavor with rich berries, some toffee, raspberry seeds, bread. Medium bodied kith average carbonation. Finishes somewhat sweet with more berries, earthy bitterness, berry seeds and skins. So so.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Negra, ligeramente rojiza. Casi opaca. Un par de dedos de espuma, no demasiada duradera. Aroma seco, escaso ligeramente lácteo. Cuerpo medio, rico sabor de café. Buen equilibrio entre dulce malta y un ligero toque amargo. Carbonatación agradable que mejora el conjunto. Rica.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (400) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Dark amber with reddish shades. Rapidly disappearing tan head. Aroma yields coffee, tobacco, caramel, plantain, iodine. Lacking sourness, body and persistence. Bah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (342) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Pours deep, dark brown with thin but lasting head. Flavours of roast chestnut, malts - like a thin stout but fairly enjoyable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (290) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Ok strong ale very malty some stone fruit and sweetness pours withbig foamy head that quickly diminishes along with some flavour can taste brandy in there somewhere.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Drunk on a train. Malty aroma. Like brown malt. For a strong beer it’s quite thin. yes malty. Some hop on the finish. Malty is about all I can say. Like lots of brown malt but with a thin finish. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Pours chestnut brown, tan head. Aroma mainly of roasted malt and notes of caramel and fruits. Taste is caramel, dried fruits, sweetness balanced by carbonation. Fruity and low bitter finish. Good brew.


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