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Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: English Strong Ale
Gosport, England

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2119) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Cask in the Feathers, Helmsley. Deep chestnut with a cream head. the taste is sweet and malty with liquorice, pear drop, light spice and some metallic notes. Quite boozy. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
Cask Conditioned at Ealing Beer on Broadway Festival, 2006. We had this and two milds on the table and they all were fairly similar, the alcohol in this was very well hidden and this didn’t seem an awful lot stronger but did have more body. Dark malts and lots of caramel, but not very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Dark dark ruby brown with a short tan head. Nutty malts, lovely dry choc and raisins. Nice darker fruits and warming full bodied feel. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobbs. Darkish brown, like cola, no head. Sweet aroma, caramel, taste has caramel, toffee, dark malts, even vanilla. Quite simple sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 550ml: A nice winter warmer ,considering its early spring .-this should be redundant ,but its cold . Dark malt nose , raisins , coffee,chocolate . Deep brown beer , beige head . Flavours and palates suggesting chocolate notes, dark malt flava , caramel , red wine , raisins ... I bet this would lift from cask in the middle of winter .. From the bottle in May its decent stuff !

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1630) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask @ The Harp 7/8/11. Pours a dark brown, with no real head. Quite roasty, toffee, slight bitterness, but quite boozy. Seemed a bit out of season.


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