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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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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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29217) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16539) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottled. A dark brown headless beer with a cola look to it. A malty beer with a bit of chocolate. Noticeable strength. Fruits in aroma. Dry taste. Nothing stands out. Pretty ordinary and dull really.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5188) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2003
Gravity fresh @ Pig's Ear Festival, East London. Murky red brown. Raspberry and banana aroma. Soft mouthfeel going toward watery. Like watered down marmite. Wet vanishing finish with some soapy notes. Spiesy reckons I down-rated this because I had it immediately after the No. 1 Barley Wine - I reckon he's just sore because he can't tell the difference between a masterpiece and an average strong ale!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13577) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20295) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars’ Hampshire Beer Festival, Bristol 2/05/2011. Dark brown, flat, with no head. Sweet, caramel and dark fruit with not much else. Dull.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19309) - 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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