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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.


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 (2462) - 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 (2571) - 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 (709) - 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 (963) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Quite a heavy consistency. Citrus overtones in the aroma. Toast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7290) - 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 (3835) - 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 (1342) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Pours very dark with a brown head. Lovely roasted malt aroma. Smooth mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1517) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
50cl shared bottle at work, found in the fridge. Body is black, head is medium, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is sourish, flavor is malt, mild, coffee, light chocolate, hint of herbs. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, later cocoa and toffee stays bit longer. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy dessert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights. Smells of sweet malts and sugarcane. The flavour is mellow but picks up as it warms up (this beer is nicer and more complex around 12-15c). Mellow barley, some caramel, sugarcane and molasses. A note of caramelised sultanas in there. The flavours are there but are of moderate intensity. It’s medium-heavy bodied, not too thick, drinkable. Feels somewhat sweet but finishes bittersweet, with the bitterness lingering around as you drink.


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