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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A traditional beer for real players.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (980) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
500m . In a La Chouffee tulip. I have scrolled right past this beer many tims , but I got a psychic message that it might be a new tick as I yawned while in the shitty Morrisons section with no other newbies . A big coffee accent in the nose ,..earthy soil hops , licorice , dark chocolate bite .This nose has attitude , I like it ! This brew is a burnt purple/red liquid and with a large khaki cream head rests well in the tulip. the flavours suggest roasted malts , bitter and rich coffee expression , coffee , roasty licorice . . Notes of chewy dark toffee malts ,burnt butterscotch . Quit a cloying , syrupy palate through out . Rounded up with a nice kinda mellow dry conclusion !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21894) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3699) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. Black with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are milk and dark chocolate with raisins. Lightly roasted with herbal notes. Flavours are rich and malty with dark chocolate and its bitterness. Fruity with dark berries. Dark syrup with some smokiness. Alcohol on the finish. The sparkle lets it down a touch but overall this is very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2012
500Ml bottle. English ale, quite strong but really Nice. I will try it again and I recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1543) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5396) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (915) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Quite a heavy consistency. Citrus overtones in the aroma. Toast.

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