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Brewed by Nobbys
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Delightfully dark Strong Ale from years gone by. Rich malt and hop balance with a wonderfully warm finish. Not for the faint hearted.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
Cask, Leicester Fest 08. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas are earthy and smoky with bitter coffee. Some liquorice. Flavours are rich coffee with some berry fruitiness. Viscous and sticky on the palate. A change to all the golden ales at this festival.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
500ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011, best before October 2011. Very dark brown colour. Beige head. Lively condition. Dark, rich malty aroma. Also berry fruit. Maybe a little clammy. Fruity and a little woody on the palate. Also hints of chocolate and some herbal bitterness. Plenty going on here. Interesting and tasty. A very decent strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
Cask conditioned gravity dispense at Merton Winter Beer Festival 17-02-07. Poured a very dark brown colour with nutty, malty aroma. Warming rich slightly sweet malty taste typical of a winter ale with the alcohol always present, little in the way of bitterness but really nice. I understand they do an oak aged or is it barrel aged version of this which sounds very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 25/02/10. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit and chocolate with a vinous, slightly sour edge. Flavour was similar with more fruit, sourness and a dry finish. Very drinkable, given the ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival 10. Very dark brown. Ashy leathery aroma. Hints of sweaty car seat and marmite. Mid bitter finish. This isnt the sort of stuff to be drinking at noon. But its good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
50cl bottle from AlesByMail. Batch No. G491100812. BBE 10/08/2013. Dark brown, creamy, lasting, cappuccino head. Aroma is tempting with roasted malt, sweet caramel and some coffee in between. Flavor is roasty and hoppy with caramel and light spicy notes. Finish is dry and long. Medium to full bodied. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2857) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolate with milk. Body is moderate and malty and sweetish, light caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolates. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, light vinous notes with light hoppyness. OK strong ale with roastiness - not too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
080313. Bottle at home (alesbymail). Pours dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma caramel malts. Medium bodied. Not Bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask RA. Red brownish colour. Some cloudiness. Some sourness and also baleywine like taste. Some coffee hints.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
Cask @ Real Ale Festival, Gallows Bird, Espoo. Musty,nutty, faint aroma. Something bothers me with this beers taste, its sour and a bit roasted but watery. Dark brown colour.


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