Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: English Strong Ale
Heywood, England


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Aroma: mostly malty, slight hops but they are hidden. Appearance: amber in colour with a thin off-white head. Taste: mostly malty again, with sweetness overpowering any hoppy taste. Quite enjoyable, but I like fruitier beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Cask at the King and Castle, TTZ, 20/08/16. Orange amber with a decent off white head. Nose is Soreen fruit loaf, brown bread, caramel, bitter orange, brown sugars, stewed prunes. Taste comprises fruit cake, dates, brown sugar, candied fruit peel, toffee, light spice. Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, light alcohol strokes in a semi drying close. Decent cask English Strong, last had this 10+ years ago and this revisit for a rate certainly exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 20, 2016
Cask at the Whire Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a dry light spice, sweet malt, grainy palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense at Twickenham Beer Festival 2015. Pale orange, clear, still, small white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malts, spoiled fruits. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Taste is apple, white bread, dried fruits and resin. An oily mix of sweet fruits and alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4437) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy dark amber. Nice caramel nose. Taste is smooth, malt-forward with sweet toffee and rosy dark dark fruits with a good flavoursome strength. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of toasty malt, caramel, some red berries, subtle butter and orange. Taste is similar of toasty malts, caramel, subtle toffee, some red berries, slight butter and orange. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A soft, sweetish, toasted orange bitterness in the finish. Quite a sweet, malty beer for a 6 percenter. Some citrus flavours but a little buttery, it’s good but not quite great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parmenion777 (156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Good zesty sweet fruity aroma, small off-white head. Nice malty, slightly toasty caramel, with some hoppy notes and nice bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 Decent not sure about grouping more of an e.s.b for me raw brown sugar with with loads of body and nice hopping slipped down very easily on cask at the red lion whitworth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (389) - - AUG 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 Caramel nose. Hoppy with good strength. Amber appearance. Interesting beer. Toffee flavours and quite sweet. Dangerous as very drinkable. Definitely will explore again. Second pint even better. Amongst best ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4209) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Cask at the Moon under Water, amber-brown with a very faint haze, fruity malty nose. Warming, with red fruit, buttery caramel and a toasted-orange tang on the palate.

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