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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A traditional beer for real players.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Burnt, bittersweet aroma. Very well roasted malt flavor, just a bit sweet, with dried dark fruits, cream, chocolate, coffee. Dry, roasted, slightly hoppy finish. A rather interesting beer, and a nice change from all the bitters I had tonight. Nice, rich beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2583) - Madrid, SPAIN - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
500ml bottle from B+M. Reflective ruby with a slim beige lid. Invitingly rich, malty aroma with suggestions of prune, christmas cake and Curly Wurly. Fine, doppelbock-accented brew exuding muscovado and cocoa-sprinkled dried fruits; malt loaf, slight cough medicine and black cherry (Tunes). Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4680) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before 20 Dec 2012, poured @ home into a UK pint sleeve on 15 Nov 2012. The beer was obtained from my local B&M Bargains Store. Nice deep, dark ruby red colour with a full uneven covering of tan foam on top. Brown sugar type malty molasses in the nose and taste: this is a malts first and foremost brew. Prunes, plums and mixed nuts vie for your attention in the flavours as the malts and hops go to work with each other. The body is moving towards rich and thick: the beer reminded me of those old winter warmers because it has that sort of Christmassy fireside taste and palate. Cheap to buy: well worth the cost and I’ll be getting some more in for December.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -at Cervecería Oldenburg-Hermana Mayor, Madrid. Almost black coloured, small to medium sized pale beige head, slight lactic caramel nose. Light roasted malt, mild chocolate and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Mild sweet finish. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5682) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle, kindly donated by Miro, many thanks.Very dark chestnut color with huge off-white head. Caramel, red fruits, milk coffee in taste. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2797) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1235) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Pours very dark with a brown head. Lovely roasted malt aroma. Smooth mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (379) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Pours chestnut brown, tan head. Aroma mainly of roasted malt and notes of caramel and fruits. Taste is caramel, dried fruits, sweetness balanced by carbonation. Fruity and low bitter finish. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (312) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Pours deep, dark brown with thin but lasting head. Flavours of roast chestnut, malts - like a thin stout but fairly enjoyable


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