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


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2009
Draught at Lord Nelson, Sydney. This one’s better...it pours amber with a tanned head that lingered. Aroma of caramel, toast, fruit and earthy hop notes. The flavour is caramel, toast, fruit and nuts. Medium bodied and a malty, bitter finish. Without a doubt the best beer on offer though the others are less than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkm (217) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2009
Pours a rather dark slightly cloudy, red/brown, with a thin tan head. Moderate carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet, flavours of coffee, slightly fruity, burnt choc, moderately bitter and sweet finish. - 330 ml brown bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - MAY 30, 2009
Nice pubby place near observatory in the Rocks area of Sydney. Caramelly malt nose light. Cloudy dark amber low clingy head. Nutty malt tight stinging bitter. Alcohil warms going down. Fairly high hopping but with a mix of seemingly stale hops. Very British overall, but hoppier than you’d expect. Ok brew but not terribly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
330ml bottle. Nice little surprise this one. Poured a light tan in colour with a beige to tan medium head and good carbonation with a mixture of small and large bubbles. Aroma of burnt malt and toffee with an underlying hint of chocolate. Great texture and mouthfeel as it leaves a smooth mellow aftertaste. Slight hint of mildly burnt chocolate in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy dark tea-amber. Interesting rum-raisin toffee aroma. Same flavour on the palate with a touch of yeasty fruit. Medium bodied, low bitterness, a little watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2009
Light biege frothy head good carbonation red brown colour aroma caramel mild chocolate and coffee malts flavour same as aromas mild flavours caramel chocolate and coffee creamy note refreshingly good drink bitter smooth finish malty smooth

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Tap. Pours dark ruby with a tan head. Aroma of malt, but really rather mild. Thin hops, but the coffee stood out. I had this beer after the Nelson’s Blood and I really preferred that one. Average brew, nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle - Dark murky red/brown. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Sweet, with a bit of coffee/black chocolate, slightly fruity. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
frothbro (4) - or this, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2008 does not count
Poured into glass from 330ml bottle and displayed muddy brown with about as much head as one of King Henry VII wives!! ’m must have got a bad bottle because it was most definetely infected with wild yeast. Smelled like a wet leather saddle and tasted like a mouthfull of blood and bone fertilizer. I hope for the brewers sake this was an isolated incident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle Version: Ruby colour but absolutely no head. Sweet, vinuous aroma. Malty and yeasty flavour with a hint of raisin. Very lightly roasted for bitterness. Very thin texture. Failed to make a good impression. Difficult to explain as I usually love sweetish beers.

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