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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
500ml bottle at home, from Morrisons, Ayr - opaque dark brown, foamy beige head, fruity, caramel aroma, sporadic lacing, harsh toffee flavour with a bitter finish, oily, good carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3524) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
50cl bottle at the Ape and Apple, Manchester. Very dark reddish brown, close to black, with an off-white to beige head. Lightly roasty aroma with dark fruits and caramel. Sweet and fruity with a nice malt flavour and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Well balanced. Medium body. Nice and flavourful. (2013-01-26)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (2926) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2908) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from asda, wirral. Black beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of dark malts and a little treacle. Taste is dark malts, treacle notes, dark fruit and a little coffee. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2702) - Paris, FRANCE - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2603) - 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 (2228) - 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 (2101) - 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 (2011) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1792) - 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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