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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1411) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (6305) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31874) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, fruity and light hoppy. Apples, fruity, light citric and dry tosted malty flavoured. Bitter, citric and fruity finish. Lasting malty impression.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Light malty and moderate bitter aroma. light malty and bitter strangley off flavor. Light bitter finsih. Oily palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Clear dark dark reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and notes of glue (thanks to Camons for giving me that association, you bastard.). Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 020812

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, little berries and hops. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, berries, caramel, hop and medium bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle from Kris Wines. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are berries, yeast, caramel, malt, fruits and hops. Quite odd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle; a lovely deep ruby colour, with a thin but lasting nicotine coloured head; a roast malt and baked fruit aroma; high carbonation; slightly sweet; roast malt amd bitter chocolate in the taste, with a little spice; a hoppy finish with some fruit; perhaps slightly over-carbonated but plenty going on and all told a pretty tasty drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Clear dark brown beer. Light dry palate. Good malt with a streak of sour chocolate. Well hidden hoppy fruit at the very end. Nicely joined up and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly roasted, and the flavour is pretty deeply roasted with a deeply bitter and fortified body and finish. Overall a really flavoursome beer.


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