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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 59   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Dark amber with a small off-hite head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Sweet toffee dominated flavour, with some grassy hops and bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas are nutty with roast malts and toffee and molasses. Dark syrup with spices. Flavours are raisins with dark syrup and light roast malts. Sweet toffee and chocolate with some herbal notes. Spicy on the finish. Has a nice palate. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Brown, ruby with white head. Sweet, malty fruity flavours with hints of sawdust in the background. Quite heavy on the palate with a golden syrup type note, but otherwise ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... brown ... light pine amd malt nose... soft malt and light toffee..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 6 Aug 2009) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, raisins and chocolate. Malty, fruity taste with notes of raisins, dark fruit and a long, bittersweet finish. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Vey nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (19998) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Deep ambery ruby colour with small head. Aroma is hops, fruits, wood, toffee, fudge and some slight mildly roasted notes. Flavour is nutty, caramelly, dark fruity a bit syrupy and also has some slight notes of alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Dark nut brown color, tiny beige head. Sticky grassy aroma - mix of glue and hops? Medium-bodied. Grassy and herbal hops, some caramel, alcohol, a bit sticky mouthfeel also. Weird.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle. Much better than their Foundation Stone. In fact a cracking beer. Dark with a small head and a fruity maltiness. A bit thin for its strength but stilll well balanced with a complexity of flavours that was most interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2009
Cask, at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 20-01-09 Pours a dark brown almost mahogany colour but with some glints of red in there and with an off white creamy head. The aroma is Tate and Lyle black treacle and Riga’s black Balsam (interesting combinantion) In the mouth is dark muscovado sugars, a nice maltiness and even some liquorice. It has to be noted that the Riga’s Black Balsam and black treacle also get a look in, there is a real furriness at the roof of the mouth with this as well which I quite liked. I found this quite challenging (but in a really good way) and a most enjoyable beer. To be honest I wasn’t 100% certain on the style so I’m happyif someone wishes to change this. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV15 3.7


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