Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a tan head. Aromas of spices and malts. Tastes the same with a lttle warmth at the end. Nice malty flavor. Thin palate but easy drinking. Nice lacing on the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
550 ml bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 40 degrees F. A: Clear coppery-amber with minimal head and lacing, continuously bubbly. S: A mild aroma, mostly a gingerbready mix of spice and malt with an earthy undertone. T: Primarily sweet caramel malt with a mild spice presence, just enough to convey that gingerbread feeling. The earthiness from the nose was also present, enough to be noticeable, without overpowering the sweetness. M: Relatively thin, but decidedly lively. O: A decent winter warmer, though I don’t know that I’ll repeat it. At least, unless the 550 ml bottle is on sale at Jungle Jim’s for less than $3 again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DWFACDSJT; Bottle. Pours murky brown with a moderate creamy, lasting and lacing, off-white head. Nose is malt, yeast, bread and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a sweet lasting, spiced, bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of sweet grain and orange marmalade. Flavour of sour grain, wet straw and honey. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily. Soft fizz. Too sweet. Dull.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MissPxx (533) - - NOV 7, 2014
Fizzy. Tends to be when coming from bottle. Dark red Austin colours. Metallic aroma and quite metallic tasting as well, which is a bit disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Aroma is heavy syrupy malt... very hearty on the nose. Crystal clear copper pour with a tiny short lived white head. Lots of co2. Sounds like rice krispies in milk. Flavor is rich notes of toffee, and a slight spicy character. Medium body. Pretty damn good. A little on the sweet side for my taste but the flavor is heart warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (260) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2014/2015. Clear medium amber pour with a nice dark ruby cast. Exceptional massive head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of caramel malt, a bit of biscuit and a classic mineral note. Slightly above light medium body with a smooth texture. Excellent carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The crisp, well constructed, flavor profile is intense, balanced and complex. It begins with toasty biscuit that flows to caramel sweetness. The middle effervesces nicely into a Goldings flavored medium bitterness over a distinct mineral note. The crisp finish effervesces nicely into a somewhat dry slow fade that leaves you with a nice bit of bitter hop flavor over a biscuit sweetness with hints of citrus and dark fruit. As everything fades away, the mineral note dominates over a slight pepper like note of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1473) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle in the Anchor, Guisborough. Amber with a cream foamy head. Fruity with citrus, a little spice and apricot. Some biscuit notes int he background. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Copper pour with a big white head. Spice, caramel, herb, toffee, wheat toast. Spicy carbonation. Toffee, caramel, nuts. Medium body, nutty finish. A bit more body at the end would be perfect

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Copper colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of toasted wheat, caramel, and toffee. Tastes of sweet caramel, toffee notes, nutty hints, and toasted barley. Sweet, nutty finish. The flavor profile opens up as the beer warms. Very tasty.

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