Formerly brewed at Wapping
Style: English Strong Ale
Liverpool, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with a beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is spices, ripe fruits, toffee and some nutty notes. Flavour is more mellow spices along with ripe fruits, toffee, some toasted notes as well as a mild nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5949) - 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 (2876) - Lee, 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 (11352) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Cask@baltic fleet, liverpool with bjammin. Murky brown with residual head. Aroma of cinnamon and dark malts. Taste is cinnamon, spiced fruit, dark malts and some chocolate in finish. Decent winter ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
1. Cask Handpump at the Baltic Fleet, Liverpool 12/12/2002 Black with a spicy cinnamon flavour and a slightly dry finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Church Hall, Frodsham 10/01/2004 Dark coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a slightly spicy flavoured warming malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask@gallows far15. Dark brown black. Malty, light leather, plumes, dark fruits. Med light, dark berry fruity. Malty, light spicy. Light roast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
(Cask at Gallow’s Bird Real Ale Festival ’15) The beer poured deep dark brown and clear. Its head was small and almost white. Aroma had malts, molasses and caramel. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, hint of liquorice, toasted malts and bitternesss. Aftertaste had caramel, sweetness and bitterness. An excessively sweet brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009. An opaque brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has strong notes of spices - especially cardemomme, but also lighter notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of spices - again primarily cardemomme and medium notes of caramel and malt. A bit too spicy for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2011
On tap@Baltic Fleet. This is the very first Winter Ale I had. Not bad, but I expected something better. Dark brown with a small tan head. Caramel, malty aroma. A bit spicy and dry in the end.

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