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Brewed by 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (704) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (843) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20923) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9160) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10651) - 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
Ungstrup (29850) - 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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