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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional beer for real players.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4731) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. The last time I came across this was in a long time closed off licence in Hackney.It was considered a rare beer then-I bought this one from Morrisonís. Dark brown with a medium head. Lovely flavour that lingers. A medium body and an impressive beer. A blast from the past that hasnít mellowed with time.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (378) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2015
500ml bottle from Morrisons Supermarket. Very pleasantly surprised. Dark ale, 6%, good strong flavour. The aroma is sweet caramel/chocolate with a liquorice hint. The flavour follows that with predominant sweetness with a viscous mouthfeel. I could get drunk on this easily.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervis (243) - Taylorís 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8679) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours very dark clear brown with a creamy head. Aromas of burnt sugar, faint dried herbs, some sweet creaminess, boozy fruitcake. Taste is instant coffee, cream, light chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14671) - 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 (9173) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4563) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is spiced and quite vinous. The flavour has a very deeply bitter finish and a spiced and vinous body. Overall a pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kingís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2012
Dark brown colour. Aroma of dark malts and caramel. Rich, malty taste. Flavour of dark dried fruits and light toffee. Slight metallic edge.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (989) - 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


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