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


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RATINGS: 1626   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (703) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
550ml bottle. Cooper color with thin head. Caramel flavor with some spices. A solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thin white head that doesn’t last. Aromas are earthy hops, crystal malt, caramel. Taste has a dried peel thing going on, light spiced bitterness. Sticky finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (420) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours clear copper with a fluffy head that leaves ample lacing and lasts well; caramel and crystal malt aromas with a dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (741) - Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Has that raisin bread quality of English ESBs. Smells and tastes quite similar to Fuller’s ESB. Much more like an ESB than a winter warmer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (188) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Aroma is Carmel, pout from the bottle is clear and Amber , taste is Carmel smooth and great carbonation, finish is slightly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (382) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
2014/12/14 - Pours a clear amber-copper colour with a fizzy, khaki head that quickly reduces. Aroma is caramel, sweet dark fruits, earthy hops and spices. Taste is sweet caramel, raisins, plumbs and gingerbread spices with some underlying earthy tones an a hint of booze. Mouthfeel is thin with smooth carbonation and a sweet, mildly warming finish. Nothing exceptional, but an ok brew that I would revisit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (981) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Type: 550-ml (18.6 oz.) bottle Glass: Stone Ruination pint glass From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.99 Purchased: Nov. 24, 2014 Consumed: Nov. 30, 2014 Misc.: Silver foil on head and neck of bottle Poured a caramel, amber, clear color with two fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. A good amount of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average amount of retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75) Smelled boozy caramel malts up front, which gave way to plum, dates, roasty malts, toasty nuts, earthy rye hops, and more sugary caramel. Booziness reminded me of Wild Turkey. (Smell - 3.38) Tasted sugary caramel malts once again. Not as boozy as the nose. Also roasty malts, toasty nuts, raisins, dates, grainy rye malts, toast and slight rye whiskey. (Taste - 3.38) Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, boozy, malty finish. (Feel - 3.38) Nothing too special about this beer. I wouldn’t have it again. (Overall - 3.38) 3.40 78 B-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is spicy, toffee, fruit, taste is crisp, toffee, light spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (578) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Probably my least favorite of all the sammies. Very light brown with a descent taste. Has a found place in the heart though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Medium high fluffy lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Dry and dusty roasted malt. Mild and sweet roasted malt flavor with a suitable amount of hops bitternes. High carbonation. Long finish.

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