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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.

Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark berry - nutty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark berry - nutty, chocolate - roasted mat, sweet berry - chocolate malt, burnt caramel - malt in the back ground. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120714]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2002
Sampled bottled at Ape & Apple, Manchester.
Near black. Big coffee aroma. Sweet and malty. Notes of licorice. Creamy. Salty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Hazy brown color, with generous head. Very nice aroma of dark malts, caramel, wood, cream, light smoke. Good body, with good malt and caramel flavor, some toffee, treacle; the final is more woody, and drier (this is a pity), with delicate smoke.
For once a different Ale, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
Thick looking; dark brown; toffee, loads of malt; brown sugar; sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 22/11/2001 Dark coloured strong in alcohol and rich on the palate. Fruity porter like properties. Hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 14/03/2002 Dark coloured rich on the palate and slightly sweet. Fruity warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8163) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. Black with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are milk and dark chocolate with raisins. Lightly roasted with herbal notes. Flavours are rich and malty with dark chocolate and its bitterness. Fruity with dark berries. Dark syrup with some smokiness. Alcohol on the finish. The sparkle lets it down a touch but overall this is very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
500ml bottle from B+M. Reflective ruby with a slim beige lid. Invitingly rich, malty aroma with suggestions of prune, christmas cake and Curly Wurly. Fine, doppelbock-accented brew exuding muscovado and cocoa-sprinkled dried fruits; malt loaf, slight cough medicine and black cherry (Tunes). Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Burnt, bittersweet aroma. Very well roasted malt flavor, just a bit sweet, with dried dark fruits, cream, chocolate, coffee. Dry, roasted, slightly hoppy finish. A rather interesting beer, and a nice change from all the bitters I had tonight. Nice, rich beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -at Cervecería Oldenburg-Hermana Mayor, Madrid. Almost black coloured, small to medium sized pale beige head, slight lactic caramel nose. Light roasted malt, mild chocolate and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Mild sweet finish. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle, kindly donated by Miro, many thanks.Very dark chestnut color with huge off-white head. Caramel, red fruits, milk coffee in taste. Good.


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