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


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle: Filtered.
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6396) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2015
500ml bottle [thanx-mas bartlebier for this one!]. Clear amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty aroma with hints of dried fruit, dried apricot, raisin, a woody touch, some vanilla. Taste is mellow malty, dry hints of leather, a tannic and woody touch, cautious hints of vanilla, a touch of fresh and dried apricot, raisin; (non-alcoholic, non-biting) cognac notes in the finish. Quite complex, but the flavours remain in a state of intimation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1867) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2015
Color whisky, clara. Escasa espuma. Aroma a barrica y licor, madera y pera. dulce y agradable. En boca entra muy bien, pero le falta cuerpo. Confirma los aromas en el sabor, en un tono general dulce y licórico bastante agradable. Final mas amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (792) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Appearance is very clear amber with a beige head which leaves lacing. Aroma- raisin hints, hops, some malt. Taste is very rich malts, hops, sugary raisin, port wine hints, fruity hoppy finish. Rich and full mouthfeel. Quite good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cool_Bond (2313) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2015
Lightly fruity and spicy aroma. The flavor is a mixture between corrugated cardboard and old water. No good at all bitter that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. You can almost pouring out the beer directly. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
Great smooth round body. Fresh, intense. Rich and smooth. Plums, roast, malt. Nice and intense with a rich Ale character. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (16795) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours clear dark amber colour with a small good lasting beige head. Aroma of toasted red malt, caramel, nuts, mild hops. Taste of red malt, caramel, resins, mild hops..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 18, 2015
Jan ’15. A 0.5 l bottle. It poured clear copper body with a medium sized head. Caramel and biscuit aroma. Flavor was lightly sweet, fruity, dried fruits like raisins and similar stuff. Plain biscuit from aroma transformed into vanilla Christmas cookies. Also a bit herbal and woody. Fuller in body, ending slightly too sweet, while alcohol was a bit too prominent, too. Quite pleasant anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (580) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2015
It is a nice ale. The colour is copper, typical for this kind of beer. The taste is caramel, malt and hop. There is a nice balance between these ingredients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjakk (714) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 28, 2015
Dark bronze, clear with light yellow foam that dosnt last. Malt fruit bonbon in the aroma. Caramel, corn, with growing caramelly bitterness. High in carbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from SB. Amber with a medium off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.

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