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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A strong, dark, robust beer brewed with chocolate malt, to produce a rich toffee flavour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Cask Stillage at the Boundary, Audenshaw 27/06/2009 Fruity aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate. Fruity with a smooth and slightly dry bitter and hoppy warming roast malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are molasses and liquorice with dark malts. Flavours are coffee and liquorice with very dark syrup. Dark chocolate bitterness with herbal notes, Winter fruit and brown sugar. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Black / mahogany colour, almost opaque, no head. Dark fruity malt and tea with some slight roasty notes and a very nutty finish. Slight alcohol notes. Rather bland and boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7012) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5908) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2009
Cask in the coronet, holloway road. Alround rating: Toffee fruit cake malt, some peppery and fruity hop, but its all about the ruby fruit cake malt. Good show.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4198) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Cask at the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Ruby port in colour with a ring of cream head; blackcurant aroma; dry and spicy blackcurrant flavour with underlying chocolate malts, unfortunately rather too thin; dry finish. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
Cask, gravity, at Northamptonshire Beer Festival ’09. Very dark brown. Sweet marmite malt aroma. Sweet malt taste, oily and cloying. Mid bitter finish. Tough, chewy beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1716) - 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.


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