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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Cask gravity at Chelmsford BF 2011. Bottled and drunk on train on way home. Black body with thin dark beige head. Its part dark roasted beer part dark strong English beer. Some dark syrup on aroma. Tasty enough. Not overly complex bit I enjoyed it reasonably enough. Its a dark juicy beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Turf Tavern, Oxford 04.12.10 Pours dark brown with some ruby glints, quite a hard bitterness. Dark malts show, some bitter toffee, molassess, this is a robust leg biter of a beer. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov13 3.3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Dark chestnut with white head. Heavy strong beer with a big dose of toffee caramel, smooth fruity notes with a redcurrant type flavour. A good winter warmer with a sharp alcohol background. Finishes a little sweet. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Grove, 2 Spring Grove Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 4BP.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, fresh dried berries, raisin, plum. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100119]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown with a deep orange glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and mild fruity. Sweet malty, roasted, slight breadish and mild fruity. Sweet and fruity finish. Ends medium dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (766) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Half of my Dave at GBBF. Gravicask. Dark mahogany colour, thin light beige rim, no lace. Lovely rost and dark chocolate nose. Smooth earthy roast flavors. Velvet mouthfeel. Well hidden alc with a hint of bitterness towards the end. lovely

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
Chelmsford Beer Festival 2010. Thanks to Chris O for the recommendation. Frothy, creamy head, dark opaque colour, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, nutty texture, sweet leathery yeast, wood, maple syrup, vanilla and a full bodied kick with a moderate sweet bitterness element and also a long finish. Enjoyed. A great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
Cask. Pours a clear, dark orangey brown with a beige head. Roasted malt, dried fruit with touches of cinnamon and cardamom. Quite full-bodied, hard roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit and wood with a lightly fusty edge. Some alcohol in the finish. 190110

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6176) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
On gravity at the Portcullis, Bristol 10/12/09. Dark brown with a hint of red and slight, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate and fruits with a hint of roastiness. Flavour started sweet, with some robust malts, a hint of ash and bitter finish. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
Gravity at the Bree Louise, London. Porter-like appearance with a good head. Coffee and dark chocolate in the scent. Well balanced but unusually the sweetness comes before the bitterness. Citrus/lime tinge in the mouth, quite sticky, some berries on the end. A bit too sweet.


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