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 (11348) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14709) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4598) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5231) - 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 14/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Quite much black colour, not much head. Aroma is liquorice, wood and some mild raisins as well. Flavour is toasted malts, mild roasted notes, some slight wooden and sweet malty notes.

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31480) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29484) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, roasted, chocolate, raisins, light smokey, light bitterness, mould, earthy, wooden/forrest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110803]

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