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Brewed by Growler (prev Nethergate)
Style: English Strong Ale
Sudbury, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Cask; Regular.
A strong, dark, robust beer brewed with chocolate malt, to produce a rich toffee flavour.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 04/06/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that retains well. Nose is fruitloaf, dark malts, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises toffee, fruit cake, light spice, hint of booze, dark malts, dates. Medium+ body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Cask at William Jolle (W’Spoons), Northwood Hills. A dark brown/ruby coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, caramel, slightly roasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 cask @ The King’s Arms. Uppnor Castle. Kent) A strange choice on tap in late june -but it was rather cold of course -thus this winter/summer warmer was fucken fine with me. Its a smoky deep brown colour,kinda beautiful but the head was too subtle for me. I wouldn’t say this beer had too much finesse really , it relies on rich tofee and chocolate vibes -married with booze in a simple but nice paced ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2013
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured with a large, dense light tan head that lasted and laced. Roasted malt aromas, dried fruits and some coffee on the aroma. More roasted, malt, some coffee again, plenty of dark & dried fruits with a dry, roasted malt/hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body, mostly soft in the mouth with a creamy, lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarries66 (1) - london, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012 does not count
Creamy head that dissipates almost straight alway deeply fruity ruby in colour start off quite sweet on the palate but goes onto a biter aftertaste I really enjoyed this but not the best that this brewery produces

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear dark brown beer. Light palate. Semi dry. Semi sweet toffee malt, a little bubblegum sweetness underneath. Nothing to see here folks - move along!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Bree Louise, London. Amber beer, small head. Fruity aroma, malty, figs and raisins, some hops. Vinous flavor, figs, candy notes. A bit different but rather nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
Cask@GBBF2010. Rubyish brown colour with a mediumsized big beige head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, mild fudge, wood, raisins, resiny and a bit nutty notes as well. Flavour is fudge, raisins, mild wood, syrup, quite dry fruits as well as some nuttyness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Rich brown pour with a lasting, light tan head. Mild roast aroma with some citrus hops poking through. Rich flavor, lightly roasty with coffee, baking cocoa, burnt sugar, some grass and citrus bitters. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, nicely balanced roasted malts and almost juicy hops. I would call this a British-style black IPA. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Cask. A dark chestnut colored beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has strong notes of spices - especially cardemomme, combined with light notes of nuts. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of spices - cardemomme and cinnamon.


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