Brewed by Thwaites
Style: English Strong Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered. Cleared by isinglass
Also known as Co-op Strong Ale / Strong Brown Ale.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Sugar, Ammonia caramel, Hops, Carbon dioxide.
An easy drinking, full bodied ale brewed by Daniel Thwaite of Blackburn. The bittersweet flavours and hoppy finish make it an ideal combination with game and strong cheeses. Serve lightly chilled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Pours chestnut brown with thick creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Medium mouthfeel with a roasted and nutty taste. Quite dry in the end and despite the low alcohol content, it warms a little bit. A mild citric bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1152) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2005
Very dark red in colour, the light brown head looks good but dies rather quickly. Good malty nose, which is matched on the palate, with a slight sweetness. This has good body and a soft gentle hoppiness, cant say I notice the alcohol, this drinks very easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 1.Bottle 02/08/2004 Mid brown colour and slightly strong in alcohol. Some sweetness and dryness in a malt finish. 2. Bottle 18/04/2005 Mid brown to dark colour and sweet. Crisp slightly dry full malt finish. 3. Bottle at Home 02/05/2010 (As Co-Operative Strong Brown Ale) Malty aroma. Some carbonation. Mid brown coloured a little sweet on the palate and fruity with a nutty and slightly dry malt finish. 4. Bottle at Home 12/05/2010 Chocolaty aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured sweet on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a chocolaty roast finish. (BBE 24.12.2007)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2004
Co-op strong ale version. 500ml clear bottle. Poured an almost opaque dark ruby with foamy brown sugar head which instantly disappeared which left the beer completely flat. Malt rich fruit aroma. Full flavoured roasted malt, caramel, toffe, initially sweet with hop bitterness following through. Full mouthfeel with slightly dry finish. Reminded me of Fullers Golden Pride.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2005
A lovely brown colour with plenty of body. Some hoppiness and plenty of body.A very good example of a style that is becoming increasingly hard to find. One to look out for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Sharp when first put into the mouth as though its waking the Taste buds. Then swooshed around the mouth covering the back of the tongue and the cheeks. Leaving it before you swallow to saver the smooth taste. This is not one to rush. Make it last and enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
500ml bottle from the Co-op, Paisley - clear dark brown, bubbly tan head, sweet caramel malt aroma, sweet malty flavour, smooth, easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Bready toffee caramel aroma. Sweet chocolaty nutty flavors, creamy chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (833) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2003
sweet malty aroma, dark ruby hue with an off white head, fruity malt character, nutty tones, smooth texture with a long malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4640) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2003
Flatish black beer with a sweet and slightly coffee aroma. Malty flavour with an aniseed finish. A pleasant beer but ultimately very sweet.

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