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.

Rosslew's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (320) - - MAR 22, 2014
From the Lord Nelson taps. Pours black. Great aroma of coffee, burnt toast. Bit of dried fruit. Wonderful on palate. Sense of rum on the tongue. Pleasant finish without bitterness. Not quite a stout but quality beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshRaburn (75) - - OCT 25, 2015
The first impression is of lots of chocolate malt. Wee bit too sweet. This one is quite similar to Old Peculiar, but lacks some complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
Dark nutty brown with tan head and good lacing. Beer was served a little too cold, so light aroma with caramel and chocolate scents. Flavours also muted due to temperature. Still managed chocolate and coffee, with a long and bitter finish. Felt it was highly carbonated which may have been influenced by the coldness - but either way it reduced the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
at the lord nelson brewpub taster hazy dark brown colored body with an off white head and with a spicy malt hops aroma a malt hop fruity sweet bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (634) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Dark caramel toffee nose. Ruby red beer with billowing cream coloured head. No apparent carbonation. Lightly fizzy on the tongue, medium body. Initial fruity (watermelon?) finish followed by lasting toasted malts. A touch of alcohol right at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper/brown. Frothy light brown head that sticks attractively to the glass. Quite complex aromas as the beer progresses through various temperatures of toasty caramel, cola, chocolate, rum and grandmas fruitcake. Cola and rum flavours at the front of the palate lead into chocolate and coffee, with a long, bitter, toasted finish. The whole beer is let down by over carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Amber, slightly hazy and the aroma is a bit caramelly with a hint if bubblegum. Med caramel, sweet, with a little bit of earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Poured from a bottle in a cocktail bar called Kremlin in Canberra, ACT. Poured a dark brownish colour. Caramel smell and quite a sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 First rating
Draught half pint at the brewpub on July 12, 2013.
Described as an Old Ale at 6.1% ABV.
Cloudy semi-dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet taste. Herbal, sweet aftertaste. Fizzy, high co2, mouthfeel; medium bitterness with a mineral sparkling finish. Sweet, malty, caramel scent.

Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Lord Nelson on October 9, 2015.
Hazy dark brown color, teal head. Fruity, some banana, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Light roasted, grainy scent, some milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy deep dark a,ber color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastebis malty as well, with a bit of toast and black pepper.

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