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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (36036) - 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]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask. Pours a hazy dark brown with an orange hue and a small off-white head. Roasted malt and nuts in the nose. Light body, almost flat, roasted malt, nuts and sweet coffee. Hardly any bitterness. I would call this a Porter. 200110

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20923) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a brown color with small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... brown ... light pine amd malt nose... soft malt and light toffee..

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Cask gravity at Kent BF 2010. Oddly fruity dark beer, like AndrewC I thought this was more a mild than anything else, but certainly enjoyable


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