Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, 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 (3199) - 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 (4059) - 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 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Deep black in colour, almost Guinness like in appearance, taste is rich and smooth, strong but not overpowering

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 13, 2013
This strong and dark ruby beer is one of Lymestones finest, deservingly winning awards three years in a row! Chocolate and fruit flavours create a mild stout taste with a bitter finish, there is a moderate head with this beer. Unlike some dark beers the malt is not overpowering and compliments the chocolate flavour perfectly. A very refreshing pint and a good session beer, not overpowering like some of the stronger beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3346) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large head. Aroma is Juicy Fruits and marmalade on toast. Taste has Juicy Fruits and a little chocolate to start. Sweet, burnt malt finish. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Cask,gravity at Redditch Beer Festival,Worcestershire.Ruby colour pour with very small head.Aroma on the light side but nice hints of berries.Fruit,malt and caramel flavour with a hoppy finish.Didnt really notice the alcohol content.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Traditional ale that stands up well against the designer styles. Dark ruby coloured ale, lacks a decent head but its mild sweet character makes up for it. Medium bodied with a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1585) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2012. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark garnet in colour with a thin but creamy off white head. Hints of roast malt and bitter chocolate notes in the slight aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex give a rich maltloaf base with juicy berry fruits evident. Bramble, plum and then tart woody redcurrants come to the fore as they start to intensify. Strong hop presence noted with resiny bitterness coming through in the dry almost peppery aftertaste. Finish has the malt just about edging it with roast malt, oak cask and chocolate flavours rolling in the mouth. A decent Old Ale in style and well recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle @ Rasmus House. Pours dark amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, berries, glue. Flavor is malty, berries, oak notes. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 020812

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