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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: English Strong Ale
Diss, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Occasional;
Full bodied friuty strong ale, based on our ‘XV’ fifteenth anniversary beer.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bought at the brewery: 330ml bottle conditioned, Lot 774, BBE 04.2016. Poured into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip at home 10th Jan 15 during a ’random beer tasting afternoon’ with myself. Lovely pour, amber and clear, the head a proud billowing soft pillow of white foam. Plenty of carbonation bubble trails rising through the body. Fruity and malty aroma, the taste follows in the same vain. Biscuity maltiness and red fruits vie for pole position in the mouth with a good mini-bite to the flavours. This is a fine, well made beer, the alcohol content does show it’s strenght, but the flavours and body depth carry it well. A delight to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from Old Chimneys. Clear ruddy orange, lot so of bubbles and a thin white head. Nose is orange barley water, caramel, hint of barley wine in this ale, bit of ginger? Taste is really nice. Has something like a ginger snap biscuit, barley sugar, bit of spice. Good beer. Body is fairly light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14612) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2012. Strong and syrupy on aroma. Some fruit. Decent english strong ale. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and mildly alcoholic sweetness as well. Flavour is fruity, alcoholic, mild spices, nuts and some slight toasted notes. Big toffeeish and fruity aftertaste with some mild alcohol as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
In bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, treacle and alcohol. Flavours similar with mild carbonation and moderate CO2 prickle. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2390) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Eebria [181214]
Orange amber, soft haze, thin white head
Aroma - soft sweet fruity malts, soft orange, slight floral notes, touch of peach, nice soft fruits
Taste of soft fruity caramel, light toffee, soft fruits, delicate flavours, soft citrus
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly oily, quite sweet. Alcohol well hidden. Finish as main flavour, clean.
Overall - Delicate flavours here, quite sweet, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Light haze on this amber beer. Big fluffy white head. Light dry palate. Mild caramel malt. Reasonable hops - citrus and pine. Semi dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6166) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, toasted malt. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Soy in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5398) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich fruit alcohol, yeast and malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a yeast liqourice bitter alcohol malt palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Half was to a Belgian tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
bottle at home ... at Colins tasting ... golden ... thin white head ... sweet yeasty ... dark sugers nose... rcih sweet golden syrup ... oily ... soft yeast ... nice but not much going on


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