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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.


BlackHaddock's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4677) - Shropshire, - 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 Iíll be getting some more in for December.


2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (253) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Dark amber with reddish shades. Rapidly disappearing tan head. Aroma yields coffee, tobacco, caramel, plantain, iodine. Lacking sourness, body and persistence. Bah.

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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (209) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Ok strong ale very malty some stone fruit and sweetness pours withbig foamy head that quickly diminishes along with some flavour can taste brandy in there somewhere.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Drunk on a train. Malty aroma. Like brown malt. For a strong beer itís quite thin. yes malty. Some hop on the finish. Malty is about all I can say. Like lots of brown malt but with a thin finish. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (374) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1233) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Pours very dark with a brown head. Lovely roasted malt aroma. Smooth mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1648) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from morrisons. Deep chestnut brown colour tan head. Aroma is stewed fruit, plums and a touch of caramel. Taste is mainly sweet. A you h watery in the palate. Which was a surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Quite a heavy consistency. Citrus overtones in the aroma. Toast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5016) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3456) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
500ml bottle at home, from Morrisons, Ayr - opaque dark brown, foamy beige head, fruity, caramel aroma, sporadic lacing, harsh toffee flavour with a bitter finish, oily, good carbonation


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