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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Occasional;
Full bodied friuty strong ale, based on our ‘XV’ fifteenth anniversary beer.


Leighton's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13943) - London, Greater London, - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Meh, it’s OK. Some booze, caramel, bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Not too much to say about this one. Yep, OK.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is caramel, yeasty, taste is sweet toffee, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2084) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Aroma: intense grain malts, light fruity flavours. Appearance: clear gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: nice balance between malty sweets and grassy bitters, at first biscuits, caramel malts dominating, then the bitters take over, lively carbonation. Overall: nice English Strong Ale, nice palate, maybe slightly over carbonated. Bottle from the brewery via Eebria, Diss.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4918) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2490) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from eebria
slightly hazy golden amber with gentle stream of bubbles and thin white lacing. Fruity peardrops, mixed esters, higher alcohols. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, dry, biscuit, sweet, rich, heavy. Not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from Eebria; hazy amber pour with big fluffy off white head, malt and dark fruit aroma, taste has dark fruit, some caramel, a hint of sherry, high level of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle at home purchased at the source in summer 2013. Pours fairly clear golden with a thick head. Aroma is fruity with some alcohol. Flavor is too bitter on the finish. Otherwise a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2588) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Eebria. Clear amber. Thick, bubbly, sticky, white head. Thick, syrupy, fruity aroma. Some Amaretti booziness. Taste is pretty dry. Palate manages to be slick, but thin. Finishes dry and bitter. Not my cup of tea.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours clear amber, thi off-white head. Fruity aromas, light caramel and herbs. Taste is more herbal hops, caramel and toffee. OK, nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2245) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from brewery via eebria. Pours an amber colour with a slightly off white head. Aroma is bread, hint of caramel. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, quite foamy. A bit woody, with orange, grapefruit, some toast. Nice enough, quite tasty, not a great deal going on.


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