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St. Austell Smugglers Vintage Ale

Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Old Ale
St. Austell, England


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle conditioned.
NOTE: This is an entirely different beer to the the Smugglers Ale launched in 2006 and now discontinued.
A very special bounty indeed, Smugglers is a unique blend of dark ale and oak-aged barley wine. This strong beer is brewed and racked into oak whisky casks before being hidden away in our cellars. During its long slumber the beer undergoes an extraordinary transformation, emerging rich and complex with hints of whisky, creamy vanilla, toffee and spice.
A blend of oak aged barley wine and dark ale brewed from natural Cornish spring water, Maris Otter pale ale malt, Crystal and Roasted malts, dark brewing sugar, First Gold, Fuggle, and Styrian Golding hops, coriander and our own Brewer’s yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle at the City Pub, Goteborg, 21/03/14. Kind of weird drinking this in a bar in Sweden, not my call, but a rates a rate ! Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white covering. Nose is bitter fruit, biscuit crumble, dark malt. Taste comprises dark fruit rind, biscuit malt, fruit loaf, light spice. Medium bodied, fince carbonation, semi drying close. So so offering, I imagine this bottl may have seen better days!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottled (50 cl) at City Pub, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy amber, medium white head. Grainy, slightly sourish aroma. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3491) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear amber beer with low head, nose is on chocolate, oak and light vanilla touch. Aroma is on caramel, oak, sour touch, wet wood touch. Bit surprising or an UK beer, tannic and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndySnow (2458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: City Pub, Göteborg.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, citrus, malt, fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Pours clear darker amber with small diminishing tanned head. Aroma is a bit sweet, malty bready and some raisinsand coffee. Flavor is similar to aroma. Thin body, short finish with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from City Pub cons 2014-03-21 Göteborg AR: innis and gun barrell aged look a lile butterish AP: dark amber, wee beige head F: wee sour buttery citrus mish mash

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottled at City Pub, Gothenburg. Clear pale copper colout, small head.Lemony caramel aroma. Mid sweet with sloppy mouthfeel and medium body. Lemon, limp caramel. Low bitterness, some metal. Pretty damn bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at City Pub, Göteborg. Amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty whisky aroma, oak, caramel, fruity notes, biscuits, citrus, toffee notes. Malty whisky flavor, sourish, caramel, fruity, grapes, vinous, toffee notes. Mslty fruity finish with citrus, grass, some vinous notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, leicht schokoladig, holzig, bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht getreidig, fruchtig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (891) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
.33l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear amber with medium tan head. Vanish quickly. Aroma is raisin, dark malts, plums, some.coffee and dark fruits. Flavor is mostly same. A bit flat though.

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