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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1820) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Soft musky malt aroma. Pretty light copper color with a minimal head. Smooth with medium weight. Caramel, biscuit, malty with a little boozy bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. A: Dark amber color with an off-white head. N: Caramel, toffee, cracker, minerality, honey, peppercorn, some corn and plenty of earthiness. T: Sweet and very lightly bitter M: Light body, soft, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: A sweet beer with some nice complexity given how light it is. Could drink a few of these during the holiday season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (562) - HONG KONG - NOV 14, 2015
Pours bright amber with a creamy thin head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is a bit plain, very British sweet malts with a dry finish. Ok ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is vanilla and herbed soupy something. Some kind of spiced fruit chicken pot pie. Is it a savory meal? Is it a dessert? Interesting, but a bit of a sloppy mess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (418) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Poured into pint glass a nice Amber with a just off white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is malt heavy with some hops coming through in the finish. Not much linger to it. A bit thin for a winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3207) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
2015 2016 version from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Rich Amber colour white head. Lots of fruit. Taste mid sweet nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Has a sweet light smell, almost smells a little like vanilla. Comes out a dark amber color with a creamy colored foamy head. Doesn’t taste like it smells, has a strong hop taste to it and leave a very dry and nasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Sturdy but refreshing. Heavily malty body with a whole lot of fruits and a pleasant bitter finish. Quality winter brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1749) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Ambar entre anaranjada y marrón. Clara aunque ligeramente brumosa. 1 dedo de espuma ligeramente ocre. Fuerte aroma a azucar tostada y malta. Excelente cuerpo y textura. Y gran sabor. Buen equilibrio entre dulce caramelo y amargo final. Ligero calorcito, mayor que en cervezas de más graduación. Para saborear lentamente, trago a trago. Excelente.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swillguzzler99 (185) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
From a 550mL bottle. Pours a honey copper with nice carbonation but minimal head. Bitter nose. Taste is a slight malt/bitter hops that dissipates and finishes a bit weak. Watery mouth feel. An OK beer.

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