Brewed by Weltons
Style: English Strong Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask: Occasional.
Dark & sinister, strong & scary. Full of burnt flavours tempered by the oats.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, peat and chocolate. Fruity flavour of caramel, peat, liquorice and dark chocolate. Hoppy and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
cask at gbbf ... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts ... dark fruits ... juicy soft roast ... light charcoal ... nice balance ..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5279) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
JDW Dartford after the 2011 Dartford Half Marathon. Burnt toffee. Wild and rough at the edges. Tasty and strong. An interesting beer full of flavours and very drinkable. I like a beer with character. I don’t like plastic smoothness. This is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011
From cask at The Plough and Harrow, London. A red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted barley and caramel, as well as hints of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt as well as lighter notes of chocolate and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours dark brown with a foamy, tan head. Quite a bit of dark, cocoa malts and dry-roast coffee on the nose. Flavor is incredibly smooth and well-rounded. Medium sweet, just mild roasty bitterness, some dry, roasted malts, subtle earth, a little bit of bread. Medium bodied with fine, relaxed carbonation. Very light drying on the finish, restrained roastiness, hints of alcohol, light cocoa. Very drinkable if not highly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2010
From cask at The Plough and Harrow. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty, light breadish and toffee. Breadish and roasted malt into the finish. Nice roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
Cask at the William Morris (JDW), Hammersmith. A deep reddish chestnut colour with a loose cream head; rich earthy malt aroma with some chocolate; pleasantly sourish fruit flavours with a solid earthy malt background; the finish is sharp at first, but then develops into a smooth bitter toffee with a touch of smoke. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Almost black mahogany body with a good lasting beige head. Aroma is good. Black malt, some chocolate, light sweetness and some faint red wine notes. The flavour is not quite so good. A little too bready with not enough of the character of the aroma showing through. Decent dark chocolate and slightly smoky finish brings it back on track though. Not bad overall and certainly one of the better Weltons brews.

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