Brewed by Wapping
Style: English Strong Ale
Liverpool, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
Cask, cellar run at The Baltic Fleet, Liverpool. Brewed in Oct/Nov 2006. Black with disappearing tan head. Liquorice old ale style, fruity, mince pies. Somewhere between an old ale and an imperial stout. But no real roastedness. This has amazing fruit, plums, damsons. Spice. A bit like a Xmas pudding, but with figs and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... Deep black ... deap roast malt and rich spicey nose ... huge spice and lots of roast ... some chocolate ... very well balanced for such a heavily spiced beer... little coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2008
500 ml bottle, at Yngwies xmastasting. Dark reddish color. nice beige head. Roasted malt, hops, spices and nice sweetness. Bitter finish. I really liked this one. I´m looking forward to visit the brewpub in July.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle. A dark, ruby to brown beer with a nice, beige, dense head on top. "Dark" aroma with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, a touch of hoppy bitterness and some dried fruits. Roasted, coffeeish flavor with hints of hops, as well as some dried fruit, and a long, roasted finish. Full body. A really pleasant beer. (071228)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, ginger, roasted, coffee. Flavour is spices, ginger, malt, hop, roasted, coffee. Pleasent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2010
330ml Bottle - Brown in colour with a slight haze. Fruity and spicy aroma with hints of Christmas cake, raisins, caramel and malt. Spicy, fruity and slightly tangy taste with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and caramel. The spice is evident in the aroma and the taste, but isn’t overwhelming. The finish is fruity and spicy with a slight sweetness. Enjoyable and rather easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark reddish brown color with no head. Roasted malty spicy aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty spicy cinnamon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 500 ml bottle. Clear reddish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma is spicy like cloce and ginger. Flavor spicy as well, rather sweet and well balanced bitter. Fine sweet/bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Nose of blackcurrant and chocolate. Quite meaty. Spicy flavours with a splash of raisin and chocolate. Dry, spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
Our last drink after three happy drinking days at The National Winter Ales Festival 2013. Half-pint, cask served from bar 3. Dotted sports to the glassware, Coal black body with a deep rustic shade. Aromatic with plums, raisin and dark malts. The taste profile brings spiced mid-sweet malts and dried fruits as well as anise and caramel offset by berries. Malt bitter aftertaste. Fits the season well (Manchester, 25.01.2013).

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