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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: English Strong Ale
Banbury, England

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A strong, dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones. The finish is lyrically sweet that speaks for its strength. A fine partner to the Cheese Board."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Charlies Bar, Pilestraede 33, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark brown amber color with a small to average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted and nutty, spices - fruity notes ! Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, malty, sweet, nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily - sticky and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110114]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours dark brown and with a mild redish glare with a small tan head. Mild fruity and hoppy aroma. Light roasted malt flavoured with a light spice note and a mild fruity accent. Dark caramel and slight breadish flavoured into a mild bitter finish. Mild liqourice note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2004
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A deep chestnut colored beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is quite sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, with only a slight note of bitterness in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Cask. Pours a clear orangey brown with a rough beige head. The nose has roast and dark dried fruit. Medium body, Port-like sweetness, prunes and raisin with a touch of roast. Decently hoppy finish. 190111

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel and hops. Flavvour of fruits, caramel, butterscotsch and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2010
Cask@The Ice Wharf, Camden, London. Rubyish brown colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, chocolate, some nuttyness as well as some hints of fruits and some earthy notes. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance. Nutty and caramelly finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Deep ruby. Fruit and hay in the aroma. Sweet with loads of chewy malt, but still with light, soft mouthfeel. The finish is salty with notes of licorice and flowery hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a ruby colour with an off-white head. Malty fruity vinous aroma. Fruity malty dry bitter vinous flavor. Dry malty finish with a long bitter fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 <i>2008-11-24, Gravity at The Wharf, Aalborg, 6-3-7-4-14=</i>
Black color. Good body, rich flavor, with medium-dark caramel, chocolate, light residual sweetness, light liquorice, correct bitterness. Very good.

<i>2005-12-03, Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 6-3-7-3-14=33</i>
Dark color. Some malt aroma. Oily and malt taste, strong, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Cask at Cockney pub Århus. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, roast malt and hops.


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