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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12567) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - 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 (11201) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11132) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Cask at the Cross Keys, JDW. Pours a slightly murky brown with an off-white, foam head. Faint toast malts in the nose, some ripe fruit perhaps. Medium sweet flavor, dry, rich toast with Nutella maybe. Hints of yeast and nuts. Light caramel and some butter. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dryish finish, some brown sugar, earthy bitterness, bread, light grass. An interesting beer, seems a bit conflicted, maybe suffering a crisis of identity, but not altogether bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10853) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber color, small beige head. Grapes and pineapple aroma, almost lika a fruity juice. Malty chocolate and fruit flavor, pine apple, grapes, sweet apples. Somewhat hoppy finish. Easy to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (10556) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10327) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask at the Claude Du Vall, Camberley, 01/02/14. Lightly hazed copper with a moderately appointed light beige covering. Nose is stoned fruit, biscuit, earthy, nutty, bready malt. Taste comprises bitter orange, bread dough, earthy, toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter pangs in a semi drying closure. Drinkable but not much in the way of depth or character.


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