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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.


3.5
   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

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1291) - (originally London),, Kent, 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4203) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5910) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9430) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7017) - 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

3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12652) - 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


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