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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20606) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
Bottle, from York Beer Shop. Deep red brown almost black. Thin off white head and gentle condition. Starts off with a thick barley wine aroma that mellows quickly to leave a beefy roasted malt note and some sweet burnt toffee. Mouthfillingly sweet and malty in the mouth with a gentle smokiness and some fruitiness. Finish is long and roasted with some chalkiness and a suggestion of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (868) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2012
500Ml bottle. English ale, quite strong but really Nice. I will try it again and I recommend it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1361) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
A dark cola brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A light burnt sugar, caramel dark malt aroma with hints of raisiny dried fruit. A dry mouthfeel. A bitter taste, full of caramel malt elements, fruity, raisiny, all a little but like a rich fruit cake! The richness carries on into a slightly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4975) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
50cl bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. A attractive deep reddish chestnut colour with a thick creamy beige head; the aroma has some raisins and demerara sugar, and also some damp earth; the mouthfeel is creamy with a complex blend of flavours - some bittersweet chocolate, some purple fruit, coffee and raw cane sugar, all balanced by a pleasant bitterness; and rounded off by a dry, warming, nutty finish. Rather good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
well this is right up my street. dark & moody. wonderful flavour of burned coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1166) - SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo, ligeramente a chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2116) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Appearance is very dark brown, light brown edges, off-white head which disappears quickly. Aroma- caramel, a bit of chocolate, dark malts, raisin. Taste- dark fruit undertones, chocolate, caramel, roast malt, some carbonation to clear things up. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (837) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Quite a heavy consistency. Citrus overtones in the aroma. Toast.


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