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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
Nice, hearty, dark ale. Brown/copper in colour (or rich mahogany if held to the light), with a good creamy head. Lots of dark malt characteristics and a slightly bitter finish. Overall very nice, and a meal in a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5322) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Copper coloured body with a thicker tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and some light english hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Caramel flavour strong up front with prominent malt and pit fruit characteristics. Aftertaste long and sweet-the sugars stick around for a while. Overall, a nice beer-good and strong with plentiful sweetness. I sampled this pint from draught at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel on The Rocks in Sydney, Australia on 07-June-2004.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2004
Browny amber colour with a fairly short head. Malty caramel aroma. Fairly good strong ale, more caramel in the taste without being too much also some raisins. Just don’t be in a hurry to get served!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
Amber color with a buttery-light yellow head. Smells sweet and spicy hops strongly, and then lesser extents of banana and pineapple. Medium-full mouthfeel. Taste is sweet and not so spicy: bubblegum, pineapple, banana, raisins, figs and has a coffee bitter ending. Pretty tasty. Sampled with my 3 buds in Sydney, Australia at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1588) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Ruby red poor with a nice creamy tan head. Malty aroma, light hops as well. Interesting taste. Crisp, some tart, caramel, and a hint of fruit. Nice aftertaste. Not too strong. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
It was pretty good, but maybe the walking 15 minutes in 33C heat had to do with the initial love. It poured a dark amber with a bit of head. It went well with the wedges with sourcream and sweet chili sauce - which were over priced but really damn good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Deep amber colour, small lingering head. Toasty aroma with alcohol character. The flavor is old and earthy with hints of caramel and chocolate. The alcohol untimately wins this battle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
Clear (unlike their other beers) dark brown colour, yellowish head which sticks around. Dark fruit aromas and a fair bit of alcohol. Not overly sweet which I appreciate in an English Strong Ale, malt is there but lightish, some hops in the end, but it had HEAPS of alcohol flavour. It gave me a headache. Actually reminded me a lot of one of my best early home brews which isn't such a bad thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 I think the beers here suffer the most from inconsistency in batches than any other micro brewed beer I have tried. Sometimes these are really on song and other times are a large letdown. To be positive my good experiences have been that this has a great coppery colour with good head. The hop aroma is present and mouthfeel, body and balance all very good. Overall, the best of their beers ahead of 3 sheets.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
5/4: Had to leave it for 20 minutes to warm. Gave me a chance to try 3sheets. Deep deep red-amber colour with short brown head. Great retention. Small burnt/coffee aroma. Nice well balanced flavour, sweet, burnt, bitter, floral. I dont know about the water comments here, I found it had a good full palate.

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