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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
Six different malts produce this warming beer. And the soft roast coffee and ginger notes blend superbly with the hops. Youíll notice a velvet mouthfeel with a rich and complex palate of caramel. The perfect excuse to keep you indoors this winter.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (4011) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Handpull at trainstaion in Reading, England. Dark burgunder colour with a beige head. Spicy and rich sweet malt aroma. A sweet spicy flavour reminding of wine. Low carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ St Georgeís Tavern, 14 Belgrave Road, London, Greater London, England SW1V 1QD.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roated, spciy, chocolate, ginger, spices ! Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101227]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2011
Cask. The Plough, Chelmsford Black opaque which reds out. Nuts. Chocolate. Figs. Some light hops on aroma. Taste is chocolate. Figs. Some resin. Wood blackcurrant by the bucket. Some barely and a lot of malt. A true Winter Warmer. Part of Nicholsonís beer festival range.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Princess of Wales, Villiers Street on 20 January 2011. Deep red. Thinnish, but lasting, beige head. Restrained, fruity aroma. Some roast notes on the palate with some noticeable (but difficult to identify) spiced notes. Also marked vanilla elements. A little sweet. Tasty but not entirely my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
Hand pulled at the Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Strange burgundy beer, which didnít immediately reveal itself to be one thing or another. Obviously an Xmas beer of sorts, with some wintry mulled-ness and a bit of murky fruit. The Thornbridge hop signature emerges slightly along the way, but this is not simply a hop vehicle, itís more of a strong ale, with some muscle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2011
Cask handpull at Old Buttermarket, Nicholsons in Canterbury. Fantastic customer service. I was here with Reakt on monday after christmas and I asked about this beer and left my email address not thinking too much abour it but lo and behold and i got an email saying it was now on. Dark heer lasting beige head. Some spice and rich malt on the aroma. Full in mouth with what i call that Thornbridge drinkability. Some more spice and choc and fruit cake on thrle finish. Very decent and worth the second pint

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2011
cask at guilford ... deep black ... creamy tan head ... soft chocolate ... big roast ... light spice ose ... rich toffee malts ... soft chocolate ... again a hint of spice but my senses being overpowered by smell of mulled wine on the bar ... very nice ... soft roast ... good drinkin

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
16th December 2010. On tap in the Magpie, Liverpool St. Not sure what this is really - canít find any information on it anywhere other than a note on the Thornbridge website to say they were brewing it! Clear dark red beer, decent creamy tan head. Soft palate, semi dry. Creamy malt with a touch of spice and then some fruit - cranberry and cherry. A whisper of smoke. Finishes dry with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Canít quite make this beer out but itís alright. Couldnít drink loads though.


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