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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11322) - 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
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, toffee and caramel. Sweetish caramel and dried fruit flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival (day 3) on 4 August 2011. Very dark brown colour, almost black. No head to speak of. Distinctly fruity - dark berries, plums and maybe raisins. Also chocolate and moderately roasted malt, particularly on the palate. Some, slightly burnt, bitterness. Very tasty, if difficult to categorise. I tend to find Weltons beers a bit hit and miss but this one was a definite hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5229) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4587) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. A black colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma of roasted malts with coffee. The taste of bitter coffee with some fruits. The aftertaste is long bitter with some sweets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mr_Pink_152 (835) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Pint from the Ale House Reading. Deep reddish chestnut colour with an off white head, aroma of malt with some chocolate, similar taste. Pleasant.

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