Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A rich red to black beer carefully crafted from the finest crystal and chocolate malts. Chewy juicy fruit flavours give way to a deep lingering bitterness provided by an abundance of Styrian Goldings, Millenium and Nugget hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bammers54 (76) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
from bottle, a pretty good brown ale, a nice old fashioned beer, with the modern addition of ABV, plenty of different tastes going on in the bacjground, and a nice brown all acidic finish, I liked this ....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4030) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; mahogany brown pour with a frothy beige head, wet cardboard aroma, taste has dark fruits with a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2014 - Reddish Brown in colour. Light off-white head. Fair lacing. Malty; roasty malts; chocolate, hint of toffee. Fruity; some dark fruits. Hoppy; earthy and grassy hops. Roast malty throughout with some sour hop/fruit bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5390) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin bubbly light tan head. The aroma is malt light caramel and red berry fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, light sweet with a slightly watery strong hop liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice and drinkable but the liqourice does dominate and that’s not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11430) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask at the Claude Du Vall, Camberley, 01/02/14. Lightly hazed copper with a moderately appointed light beige covering. Nose is stoned fruit, biscuit, earthy, nutty, bready malt. Taste comprises bitter orange, bread dough, earthy, toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter pangs in a semi drying closure. Drinkable but not much in the way of depth or character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (2004) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Duft av malt, rosin og frukter. Fin gyllen kastanje farge. Tykt kremet skum. Fin smak av malt, rosin og frukter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (194) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml. Reddish-brown, dissipating head. Clear. ar: lots of caramel and raspberry fruit. taste: as aroma. palate: quite syrupy, thick texture, fruity finish. overall: enjoyable beer. Attractive in many respects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1757) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Cask in the Tilley Shilling, Farnborough. A mahogany coloured ale with a good cream head. Bittersweet flavour with toffee, pear drop and some pine notes on the finish. Quite full flavoured. Drinkable and quite refreshing for a darker ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2691) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Cask@the billiard hall, west brom. Dark ruby beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is chocolate, dark treacle, bramble hedge fruits and malts. Full bodied and chewey. I liked this, very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Deep black in colour, almost Guinness like in appearance, taste is rich and smooth, strong but not overpowering

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