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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
(Bottle) Almond head and a red-amber body. Roasted malt with vanilla. Roasted flavour with slight berries. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
Tipsy apricots trying to hold on to the nutmeg...Citrus fluidity and almond skin timidity...Brandy is scattered here and there, but never fully takes hold of the situation...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Orangey-amber. Malty, butterscotchy aroma. Palate has a slight marmalade note, with nuts, earthy sweetness of dark malts. Slight rye whiskey note.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Dark amber, white strong thick head. Sweet malts with touch of hops, yet something was not right. It had nice medium thick body, good bitterness yet..Nothing that out of ordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Pronounced hoppy aroma, deep red, small cream head. Slightly hoppy flavour, given the aroma. Medium bodied, nice bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Malty slightly spiced aroma. Dark amber color with a small white head. Good balance, but nothing special, a little spice. I have had several brews with ringwood yeast in them tonight, and they all have a similar taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2003
very nice and true to style, dark amber, resembles Young's Special London Ale. Excellent balance, crisp. Lots of Fuggles and Goldings? Alcohol just faintly emerges. Glad I bought a sixpack

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Deep copper hue with small off-white head and minimal lacing. Fruity , spicy, and earthy, vinous nose. Very similar to many fine vintage ales. Thick creamy and lively mouthfeel. The taste started sweet and fruity but became well balanced by tangy hops and dry woodiness. Slight lingering of alcohol and bitters on the finish, dry feel. This is an English strong dressed up as an winter/holiday ale. I did like this a lot, good attempt at the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2003
Very, very awesome. This was my first Middle Ages beer, and I've been enchanted with their labels and the whole medieval thing. I didn't know what to expect, but i was pleasantly surprised to find that it's extremely british in style, all the way down to the particular hopping. I thought it tasted a lot like Brakspear Vintage Henley. Strong flavor, agressive hoppiness, a bit of alcohol taste, and a smooth sweetness. Right on, brothers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2003
Big sweet fruity nose. Deep orange-copper hue. Nice foamy beige head. Lightly fruity, butterscotch, light dustiness, creamy body, finihses very smooth, light bitterness. Quite drinkable, great session brew. With warmth this beer grows oh so seductive. Magically delicious, oh yes.


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