Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: English Strong Ale
Blandford Forum, England


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Seeking out the treasures of the countryside and making the most of local ingredients is an art shared by Badger and the wily poacher. Badger's Poacher's Choice captures unique rural flavours in a smooth, dark ale enhanced by a touch of liquorice for spicy sweetness and damson for a soft, subtly fruity taste. A gutsy ale that's worth tracking down.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (100) - - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber, medium carbonation and thick creamy head. Generic hoppy nose, slightly stale with blackcurrent hints. Fruity, very sweet, creamy taste with blackcurrent, blueberries, biscuit, hints of cherry, sultanas. Needs more bitterness, lacks a good finish. A bit cloying.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brewtalita (328) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Deep amber/light brown. Aroma sweet berries and drunken morning shit. Very bad, I feel as I am right on the lavatories when smelling this :( High carbonation, medium palate. Very sweet taste, spoiled with high artificial fructosity and cloying siropy consistence. Bad aftertaste. Spilled.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rusos (746) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2016
Rated 27.03.2015. Bottle, shared by brewtalita. Clear amber colour with white head. Aroma is fruity, mostly artificial fruit juice - plums and blueberry, both not natural, sweet. Taste is very sweet, sugary, artificial fruit syrup. Cloying. One-dimensional, no bitterness, just the "fruits". Not good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle. Appearance - deep amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - initially some cardboard but then burnt toffee sweet orange. Taste - orange and honey. Molasses and black jack sweets. Palate - medium to full bodied with a rich sweet but tangy texture and the finish Overall - best Ive had from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1731) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Farven er smuk rd-brun-bronze og smagen er cremet. Aroma har noter af frugt, primrt hindbr. Smagen har en let sdme, masser af ikke alt for sde hindbr marmelade, lidt fersken, banan og ndder. Det er lidt mrkeligt, og hindbr marmelade er dominerende. Ellers en frisk sommerl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (848) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 0.5 l bottle. Had this one before joining RateBeer, therefore this entry is based on numerical notes only.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bobblackcoffee (41) - - JAN 30, 2016
Sweeter than a bees arse. Is there actual fruit in this? Its not list ed. Im struggling with the fructosity. Needs a salty accompaniment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (478) - Birai, LITHUANIA - DEC 4, 2015
Clear dark chestnut color with weak tan foam. Aromas of fruit, sweet, small hints of alcohol, mainly malt, small hints of roast (not bad). Palate, light.medium body with bit oily thickish texture and leaves nice sweet/bitter finish. Taste, sweetish and biterish aftertaste, mainly of malt I would say and fruity notes as aromas. Again not bad. Overall not bad beer, out of the comercial ones this is quite good (so far I have tried English ales) good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (775) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Pours reddish amber, clear. Medium tan head with fine bubbles. Aroma is powerfully fruity, reminiscent of stewed plums, and just a hint of something soapy. Sweet and fruity/winey flavor---really a lot like winegums, with an earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (520) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Dark amber with minimal head. Strong fruity aroma, smellable from quite a distance. Up close, smells like wine gums. Flavor of stewed plums and malt. Its a bit overbearing, but quite tasty in the right contexts.

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