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Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: English Strong Ale
Gosport, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December until it runs out. Has appeared at other times of year. Also available bottle conditioned.
Strong, dark and rich, yet surprisingly drinkable for a beer of its strength. A substantial beer that should be treated with caution!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
33 cL bottle. Hazy and golden dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is overipe fruity. Dense malty, overripe fruity and roasted dark caramelish flavoured. Bitter and roasted malty into a medium dry and lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a clear orangey brown with a creamy and lacing beige head. Aroma of dried fruit and wood. Medium body, dried fruit and licorice with distinct woody almost bourbony accents - where do those come from? Sweet overripe fruits. Nice one. 301109

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle Hazy, deep black bod. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of coffee, liquor, molasses, chocolate: very nice and complex. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle. Almost black with no head. Aromas are sweet mollasses with liquorice and herbal, smoky notes. Some cola with dark chocolate. Flavours are sweet smooth chocolate with winter fruit and spices. Smoky and vinous. Spicy pine hops on the finish. A good strong beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Picked this up from Beers of Europe Poured dark brown, not much of a head. Aroma a little bit fruity (Dark fruits steeped in something strong) tasted pretty much as expected quite malty, rich dark stewed fruits, alcohol occasionally noticeable but quite refined really. A nice beer but not particularly memorable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
bottle at home ... Red brown ... little roast fruit malt ... sweet syrupy fruit ... strong roast malt fruits rich caramel ... some chocolate ... little cherry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2007
Bottled. Thanks omhper. Dark ruby colour. Med.sized head. Slight roasty with raw/industrial malt feel, also stalky. Grassy, sweet caramel, stalky and with almond paste. Too much stalk here. Medium bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is slightly roasted and barnyardish. Flavour is grass, some caramel, malts and hops. A bit metallic hints too.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2007
(Bottle, thanks omhper) Pours deep dark red. Light roasted aroma with some coffee, caramel and a subtile fruityness. Undertones of flowers, fudge and stone. Full malty, medium sweet flavour with some allmond paste and a touch of fruits. Medium bitter finish. Rather smooth, medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. Very dark ruby, small beige gead. Light dusty fig aroma. Fairly sweet with clean, bold malt character and medium body. Dry dust covers the malt, hops stay in the background. Somewhat raw in the mouth. Medium bitterness.


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