Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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There’s a spicy signature to this incredibly complex cockle-warming winter ale. The nose is reminiscent of raisins, dates and molasses while the palate is vinous with tannin-like notes of leather, vanilla, apricots and a hint of rustic Armagnac on the finish. An awesome after-dinner drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco in Banbury. Reddish amber with off white head. There is a spicy aroma to it, the beer itself is a little caramelised and wine like, slightly harsh spice notes then a fruitiness. Quite a mixed bag.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours clear amber color with minimal white head. Even worse than expected. A bit caramelised aroma, but really bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Roger60 (55) - - DEC 27, 2014
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. Söt baksirapsliknande arom som går igen i smaken. Kristallklar trevlig rödgyllenbrun färg.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arsol (689) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Klar gyllen med hvitt skum. Lukter karamell, alkohol og coctail bær. Litt krydder og sødme i smak. Medium karbonert. Kort..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (594) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2014
0.5l bottle. Amber color with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is fruits, spicy hops and nuts. Taste is slightly bitter with fruits notes. Medium to full body. Overall it’s quite nice and tasty beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
Deep orange copper, bright as bright and pasteurised/filtered to give the awkward in glass leanness of water. Head is little more than a wafer of white with little legs. Nose is weirdly wedged between offerings of mace and nutmeg, peppery spice, twiggy bark, spiced Biltong and medicinal phenols that tickle the olfactories. Ugh, just plain ugh! Phenolic, medicinal, plastic and burnt plastic notes, Band-aid, chlorine and all manner of nasties. Thin, low in carbonation but just undrinkable. Off-putting; nothing pleasant to say!!! (50cL, BBE 02/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Clear copper, frothy white head - looks good. Fruity aroma, a bit of that pasteurized British Ale tea like character as well. Fruity to start in the taste, lots of pleasant malt sweetness after that and then a big alcohol kick at the end - almost liquor like - that is out of balance from the rest. The body is medium to light and a bit watery. Pleasant sipper really, I just think they took the winter warmer part a bit too far and it leaves the beer unbalanced a bit. Decent stuff though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TychoJames (295) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad med smutsvitt skum. Doft av kavring och örter. Smått sträv smak. Lite torr i truten. Besk med örter och fikon

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fombe89 (202) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
Botella. Mercadilo Nadideño de Gijon, puesto Deutschland . ........ 13/02/2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonimeister (21) - Orahovica, CROATIA - DEC 16, 2014
coffee, grass, basement aromas, alcohol, woody, amber, sparkling, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, long finish, average carbonation, thick feel, medium body,

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