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


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Note: The bottled version is brewed and bottled by AIB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1770) - 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 (1618) - 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 (1223) - 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 (64) - - 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 (703) - 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 (959) - 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 (25) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
A heavy dark beer with not much character. Very high alcohol content. I should have bought a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
A-- Poured a dark redish brown with a light tan head, good one finger head. Leaving sticky lacing. Also left a good amount of sediment in my glass. Medium carbonation. S-- Yeasty, carmel, touch of booziness, dark fruits and a little bit of sour smell to it. T-- Lots of yeast and malt in this, a little bit of carmel and a sour off taste. Does have a bit of a alcohol taste in it. Dark fruits a small bit. Needs more of the fruit to come out and be bigger. M-- Medium carbonated. Not a lot of character and some of the flavors are flat. Like the fruit. More dominated by the sweet and sour flavors of the yeast and malt. Feel like I should have drank bread in a way D-- One 6 pack is enough. Not again. Reminds me of a homebrew with a lot of sugar. Once the beer sits in you for a while a really sweet taste begins and it is like being a kid who has had too much candy on halloween. Has a really nice look and smell but after that if goes downhill quick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
Had on tap and 330ml bottle. Strong full bodied and malt driven. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2724) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2012
Rating from way back in 2009.
At just on cool, a bottled sample. Opaque, muddy looking, dull chestnut in body. The head went up and straight back down resulting in little more than some loose suds on the meniscus. Woody, cocoa powder and slightly ashen, smoky nose; sweet toffee and dessert-style fudge pudding round it off nicely. A little fizzy on the tongue; needed a good few swirls to soften. Quite woody and phenolic like the Three Sheets (House yeast?). Nutty praline front melds with dusty cocoa, timber and heavily roasted nuts all the way down the palate. Husky malt astringency on the swallow, slightly tannic with touches of blood and rust. Quite meaty and chunky, the carbonation light with the alcohol all under wraps. Long linger of bent-up malt and yeast by-products, actually work well for this. Enough complexity comes through for a little afternoon contemplation. A new sample would be great to compare as I think over the years it has a little of its rough edge! (33cL, no date stamp, The Beer Store Morley)

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