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Style: English Strong Ale
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, overripped berry - raisin, oxidide, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20091124]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of dusty hops, malt, caramel, alcohol, and yeast, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19194) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
Hazy dark amber and red color; creamy head. Quite good caramel and hop aroma, with limited fruitness. Mature caramel and malt flavor, but the end is more astringent, light sweet and fruity touch. No thrills, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2006
Cask gravity at Blakes, Dover. I thought this was a house badge beer as the beer is called Blake’s and so is the pub in Dover. But no! This gives me another rating. Ha ha! Good seasonal dark winter warmer with good malt and some bitterness


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