Brewed by Tring
Style: English Strong Ale
Tring, England


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Occasional.
Originally brewed on October 25th to commemorate the Charge of the Light Brigade. Now brewed in January and matured for 11 months to be sold over Christmas and New Year. The prolonged storage provides an extremely drinkable ale for its strength. A strong, dark aromatic and estery barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: caramel, grain and bread malts, light roasted malts. Appearance: clear, dark gold, medium, creamy, head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense grain and bread malts, caramel, light alcohol, light bitter finish. Overall: excellent ESA, great aroma and palate. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Cask at Bulls Head, Burslem. Pours dark brown with a very light tan head. Stewed dark fruit, boozy hit. A bit in and out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taisapi (3) - boyup brook, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
On tap at GoldenLion Rochford. Strong fruity nose. Rich toffee flavours with some fruit and whisky. Small head. A great beer for winter/xmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, alcohol, caramel, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, alcohol, fruit, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear red amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is dark fruits, toffee. Fairly similar taste. Full bodied, with minimal to no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (511) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
A complex beer with very little carbonation. Toasted malt, dark fruits, sweet malt. Goes down smooth. You’ll feel the warmth of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Gravity cask at Bree Louise. Dark brown, some sediment floating around, small white head. Aroma - chocolate, malts, esters. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - treacle, thin gravy, fig. Alcoholic finish. OK - for me it’s an old ale rather than a barley wine as stated on Ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
330ml bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. Clear reddish brown colour, no head and no carbonation. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, sweet barley. Taste is a dull version of the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1958) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear red copper, tan foam vanishes. Pungent toffee malty aroma and taste, caramel cola, vinous dark fruitiness, mild earthy spiciness, smooth and a little slick. Soft to flat carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. ABV well hidden, port-ish finish. Nice enough easy drinking English Strong Ale, but still: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask @ Lamb, Stoke Goldington. Cola-coloured brown with a shade of ruby. Smell of alcohol, almost whisky-like. Sweet caramel taste with warming edges. Sweet smoky finish with a hint of bitterness. Sublime and intense.

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