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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark amber to light brown with a thick ivory head. Strong chocolate aroma. A mild roasted flavor and a milk chocolate taste. This beer seemed way way stronger than the 6.9% ABV posted on the bar board. Easily, this was the best beer made here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1822) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2006
Malt driven amber ale style. Lightish chocolate tan in colour. Reasonably fizzy palate keeps the weight surprisingly light for a 6.7% beer. Malty chocolate notes come across the palate really well. Very appealing. Best of the marque in my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
A nice brown. Smooth and malty but nothing to distinguish it. The best part is the Lord Nelson Brewery pub itself. Made for a good end to a walk in Sydney.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2006
1 Oct 05 - Roasted malt and lightly hopped aroma. Clear dark brown colour, suds lacing but only an OK head. Malty vegetable fruit flavour. Medium mouthfeel, tangy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy chestnut brown. Roasty malt aroma. A dryish beer dominated by roasty malt, creates strong coffeelike flavours. A careful hop rate lets the malt flavours dominate and results in low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2005
Hop malt aroma. Clear red brown colour with fair head nad lacing. Malty hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (688) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2005
Aroma: malty and some pilsener (sulphur) with mildly roasty notes. Appearance: dark brown with red highlights and a small head. Flavour: roasty, sweet and balanced by lots of hops. Palate: low carbonation (suits) with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
Perhaps it doesn’t last long in the bottle, but this English strong ale from a Sydney brewpub seemed a very strange beast indeed. Poured a teak colour with a diminishing tan head. At room temperature it shows an odd aroma combination of cocoa powder, sherbet, fizzy lemon candies and dried oregano. Doesn’t quite come together. Nice creamy mouthfeel, chewy in the finish. Again the flavour seems unintegrated and peculiar. It’s phenolic and strangely minty, with a dollop of sticky date pudding, banana, faint licorice root and a slug of mouthwash. Carries its 6.7% abv well. Reminds me a little of Redoak Christmas Cheer, another eccentric Sydney beer. Not the brewpub’s best work. (630ml bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2005
Slightly hazy red brown color, short off-white head. Aroma of licorice, laurel, some caramel malt. Quite sweet and bitter taste, some whisky notes even. Dry and only slighly alcoholic palate. For me the best of this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Very dark brown beer with a thick tan head. Sweet malty beer with a bit of spicy hop aroma. Flavour is a bit chewy, but not all that interesting. Slightly spicy, a bit herbaceous and vegetal. A touch of chicory and faint fruit. Doesn’t really come together.

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