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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
   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
   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.

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.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , 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!


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