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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (971) - SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo, ligeramente a chocolate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Average strong ale. Dark brown color, small head, decent aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Pint bottle poured into a large chalice. Dark ruby with beige head. Coffee and prune aroma. Really rounded toffee and dried fruit flavour, with the fruit predominant. A bit of orangey citrus marmalade reveals itself. Full bodied, slightly sticky flat carbonation. There are many of them, but tthis is a lovely "fruitcake" beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (790) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa - Miro. Tmavo bordova farba, kremova bublinkova pena. Vona sladova, karamelova, kavova. V chuti sladovost, zlahka karamel a v pozadi horka cokolada. Telo lahke, osviezujuce.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
Quite a rare beer, I had it during it's first cask outing for years in 1994 and again a few years back and it hasn't changed much. Rich red/brown beer, some alcohol escaping and caramel malt. Too sweet but some redeeming roastiness and bitterness. The alcohol is very prominent, spoiling the mouthfeel. (cask in Crown & Anchor, Manchester)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2012
500Ml bottle. English ale, quite strong but really Nice. I will try it again and I recommend it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (685) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
Dark brown colour, almost no head. Aroma of wine, nuts, malts. Taste is light sweet, very well balanced. Medium body, slick creamy texture, average carbonation. Long aftertaste

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (531) - SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Very dark but clear ruby-tinted beer with an off-white frothy head and a very sweet, fruity smell. Not that strong in the mouth but a sharp, fruity aftertaste. Doesn’t taste nearly as strong as it is and it’s one you’d have to be careful with!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Dark beer with no head, smokey roasted aroma , sweet malty taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours almost black with red lights, creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malt, liquorice, dark coffee. Flavours of smoky malt, liquorice toffee, dried fruit, woody notes. Sticky-sweet, rich mouthfeel, smooth and lingering finish of dried fruits and more liquorice. Excellent strong ale.


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