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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2472) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2012
500ml bottle. Brown/red colour with a creamy, frothy and medium persistent tan head. Aroma is slightly toasty, sweet and slightly coffee. Flavour is malty, sweet and smooth at the beginning and a bittery final with an aftertaste maintained. Some caramel and licorice hints are noticeable. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is oily.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (2452) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has caramel, ambiguous hops, light caramel, biscuit, roasted. Quite nice. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is well balanced. On the bitter side, but in no way is malt subsided. Light roast, caramel, grassy hops. Moderate body, nicely drinkable. Tasty beer. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Malty aromas. Pours dark brown, with poor head and lacework. Light body and flat carbonation.Taste is malty,somefruits and bitterness developing as it increases temperature. Average sweet finish. Nothing remarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2018) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle quality save. Ruby decent beige head. Aroma is fruity dark malts rare same some choc nice bitter finish. Ok body. Decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1997) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, malty aroma, taste is medium bitterness with some roast malt, with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1956) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle - dark brown colour with thick creamy light beige coloured head. Aroma of light roast malts, chocolate, brown sugar, wine. Nice well balanced mix of flavours, roasted and sweet malts, dark fruit, chocolate, touch of alcohol, some nice late bitterness. Medium bodied, some liveliness on the tongue. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1641) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Medium frothy tan head. Chestnut body. Malt, hops, spice, oak, that wonderful traditional beer aroma, fruit, soap, chocolate syrup, alcohol, tobacco, apricot. Bittersweet and tangy. Dry finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
A decent drink this, and 1.95 in my local pub. I think we have a new drink for my on match days. Slight caramel and chocolate in there but quite subtle. Pretty much black and pretty much tasty. Good work.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours almost totally black with a short lived off-white head. Aroma is roasty notes with coffee with hints of fruits. Taste is also coffee with roasted malt and alcohol leading to a sweetish roasty finish with light hop notes. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1418) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from morrisons. Deep chestnut brown colour tan head. Aroma is stewed fruit, plums and a touch of caramel. Taste is mainly sweet. A you h watery in the palate. Which was a surprise.


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