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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England

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RATINGS: 61   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, a peppery - alcoholic finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090805]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 4, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Some hop aroma. Mid brown coloured and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Fruit and malt aromas. Mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. A little bitterness in a fruity caramel malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at Calverts Court JDW, Stockport 02/10/2010 Fruity aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate strong in alcohol and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter roast finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11119) - 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 (8089) - 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 (10243) - 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 (14287) - 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 (6157) - 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 (20333) - 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 (12547) - 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 (3992) - 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.


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