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


on tap

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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle in Sydney.

Brown ale, quite disappointing. A bit sweet, nuts and agar, undercarbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle. Average off white head over a clear dark brown body. Aroma and taste-herbal spicey, bread, molasses. Oily, bitter-sweet, balanced. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours dark copper with ruby tints and a small head. Nose shows faint malt with caramel and dark confectionery notes but unfortunately there’s a metallic hint. Later on some darker toasty notes become apparent. Flavours are more focussed towards dark malt than the aroma with plenty of nutty chocolate malt but are still very sweet. Some spicy hops are noticeable and are followed by a gentle bitterness with some roasted character. Carbonation is too high for the flavours in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (431) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2010
Cola coloured pour with a thin, biege head. Roasted touches to the aroma. Slight coffee, toffee and roasted nut touches. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
drank at the lord nelson, roasted malts with a heavy bitterness at the finish. very interesting beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1305) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 8/3/2010. Note the label on my bottle states the Alc/Vol is 6.1% rather than 6.7%. Has a rather subdued malty aroma which doesn’t give much of a hint to the flavour to come. There is a lot happening when it hits the mouth - roasted (almost burned) malt, chocolate, a hint of nuts, and a curious dash of lemon. Some sweetness balanced by a good whack of bitterness. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grantw (18) - , AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2010
Great nutty flavours coming off a dark, slightly hazy body with a persistent light tan head that coats the glass. Nice coffee, subtle chocolate flavours and an almost but not quite lactic tang on the finish. A fine beer and 6.7% you say...worth every penny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Bottle from Parkhill cellars and tap at the Local Taphouse. Great nose, complex beer. Aromas are roasted malt, cola, cherry, leather, and hints of copper and spice. Taste is sweet with bitter notes, and average length. Silky palate, and medium body. Brown colour, with a thin and frothy head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 330ml bottle. Pours brown light tan in colour and a medium head . Roasty malt aroma . Great texture leaves a smooth chocolate roasty flavour, medium sweet taste. Overall a great boutique dark ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a short light tan head that doesn’t last long. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dark fruit and herbs. Flavour is about the same. Mouthfeel is light, a bit watery, with moderate carbonation and a medium bitter finish. An ok beer but not particularly exciting.

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