Brewed by Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Style: English Strong Ale
Sydney, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Note: The bottled version is brewed and bottled by AIB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2013
Poured from a bottle in a cocktail bar called Kremlin in Canberra, ACT. Poured a dark brownish colour. Caramel smell and quite a sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 First rating
Draught half pint at the brewpub on July 12, 2013.
Described as an Old Ale at 6.1% ABV.
Cloudy semi-dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet taste. Herbal, sweet aftertaste. Fizzy, high co2, mouthfeel; medium bitterness with a mineral sparkling finish. Sweet, malty, caramel scent.

Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Lord Nelson on October 9, 2015.
Hazy dark brown color, teal head. Fruity, some banana, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Light roasted, grainy scent, some milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy deep dark a,ber color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastebis malty as well, with a bit of toast and black pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1977) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown, some tan head. Aroma: Dark fruit, dark malt, roasted. Taste: Dark malt, nice fruit. Sweetness. Nice! Info: 285ml draft (schooner), 2/6-2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and bread with roasty notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry roasty finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
330ml stubbie. Poured a dark coppery colour with a 5mm beige foamy head the retained OK and laced OK. No visible carbonation. Aroma of sweetish malt - malt dominates. Taste very sweet (too sweet) malt, quite rich, and with no real bitterness. Medium body. Smooth creamy finish. A good cool weather beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 18, 2013
330ml bottle, I had this beer on tap at The Lord Nelson hotel 3 years ago while on hols in sydney,being a dark beer and a cool day in Brisbane I took the bottle out of the fridge and left it on the bench for 15mins, okay let’s road test this beer, poured into a snifter glass, not much aroma but the taste is rich and roasted, good lacing inside the glass, quite a nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (773) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown with some red highlights and a floppy off-white head. Picked up some chocolate and maybe a little dark fruit on the nose. Dark malt dominates the taste, with a hint of chocolate and some raisin. Finishes reasonably cleanly, with a bit of lingering sweetness. Not great, but not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2013
Great appearance of choluria with haemolisis and a nice off-white head. Aromas of banana cakes, with peach, cinammon and biscuits. I must confess that I got little of the flavour, with the cold temperature it was served. Mainly a malty, toffeeish taste, quite pleasant. Nice creamy feel to the palate, rather numbing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theodorereg (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
A heavy dark beer with not much character. Very high alcohol content. I should have bought a stout.

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