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Brewed by Summerskills
Style: Strong Ale - English
Plymouth, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - October to April. Also available bottle conditioned.
Launched November 93 as our Winter Ale. Champion Beer at the Plymouth CAMRA Winter Beer Festival 94 and Reserve Champion at the Great British Beer Festival 94, Old and Strong Ales. Runner Up, Plymouth CAMRA Festival 96. A rich dark winter warmer, soft chocolate in the mouth with characteristic Goldings aromas.

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2.7
47574xeCD (2072) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2019 Cask at Plympton JDW. Hazy dark gold with white head. Malty caramel dark fruity. Bland

3.5
panda_brewmaster (706) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2018
UPDATED: APR 15, 2018 Cask at chaplins cellar bar. Weak aroma of malt. Medium body and avg carb. Taste is crisp and malty with a hint of caramel. Same follows in the finish.

3.1
Towey1989 (5236) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Cask at The Wheatsheaf, Stoke (JDW) A clear deep amber colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, wood and grassy hops. Taste of sweet grainy malts, caramel, wood, nuts and grassy hops. Full bodied and a sticky texture. A roasted, nutty finish. Decent but mainly sweet, only a half will do.

3.1
The_Osprey (10532) - WALES - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at a JDW. Dark orange / brown, still, hazy, small foamy off-white head endures, full lacing. Aroma is very light - traces of glue, varnish and papier mache. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is tangy malts, touch of plum, resin, gluey card, musty bitterness to finish.

3.7
BlackHaddock (10047) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Cask pint in the Wolverhampton Wetherspoons on 28th Feb 2015. Clear mahogany body with a creamy beige head. Semi-sweet malty lead in both the aroma and taste, hops come later: nice blend with enough about it to want another.

3.5
teorn88 (7685) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 1, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a rich copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty biscuity and grassy with notes I caramel and bread. Taste is Lightly sweet medium biscuity with caramel, nuts and grass. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty

4
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
cask at the Salt Cot in Saltcoats, Ayrshire. Chestnut red with smallish white head. Malty aroma with some spicy cake. Lovely tastes fill the mouth, cake again and fruity hard boiled sweets. Very nice even though I’m not tasting much today due to a bad cold. I will definitely try this again when I’m feeling better.

3.1
Rune (17117) - Tromso, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
Cask ale, half at Richard John Blackler. Creamy pearl white head that laced well. Hazy amber coloured body. Grainy chocolate on the nose. Taste of mild chocolate malts, caramel and dusty hops. Mid-sweet endnotes. Foamy in the mouth. Suitable after the breakfast at Wetherspoons (Liverpool 01.02.2015).

3
wigglyworm99 (2068) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Thin off white head. Chestnut body. Hops, malt, oak, black malt, farts, urinal cake, alcohol. Bitter ,tangy, alkaline. Dry finish.

3.6
Niall73 (2463) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Cask. Fruity cakey aroma, pours reddy brown with off white head. Creamy caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, sponge cake... Sweet but tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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