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style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: English Strong Ale
Horsham, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABV varies between 7.4 - 7.8 ABV.
Cask; Sesaonal - Winter. Also available bottled.
Strong, dark roasted flavoured winter ale.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Bottled, 330ml, aged 7.5yrs from the now closed Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Dark chestnut with cream head. This is a big, fruity, smooth beer, prunes in a silky way. The alcohol is well melded into the malt fruitiness, as are the hops. It has aged rather well imo. Late caramel note. Very decent indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1249) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2016
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, slich, leicht fruchtig, dunkle Beeren, Pflaume, Whisky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
*330ml bottle, 7.4%. Extreme rich beginning. Dried fruits, plums, brown sugar. Not too sweetish, nice strong ale characteristics. Long and intense thick fruity malty aftertaste. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Brown with beige head. Nose is mostly whisky, sweet malts, dark fruits, toffeeish. Taste is mellow but somewhat thin bodied, sweet malts, whisky, dark fruits and berries. A bit unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask at tapped Leeds. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of stone fruit, cooked plums. Taste is rich, sweet, spicy. Sticky finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask tapped Leeds. Black thin head. Aroma dark fruits malts taste same some sweetness alcohol roasted malts ok bitter finish. Medium body. Decent stuff was expecting more!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the Harp, Covent Garden. Black, small bubbly tan head. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy toffee, plummy, not really bitter at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (5141) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg @ Euston Tap. Fairly sweet with caramel and sultanas and an earthy bitter influence. Slick mouthfeel, not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (546) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at Euston Tap. Lovely dark tan with creamy lacing. Plenty dark fruit and spicing. Good temperature here for cask. Blackcurrant, some alcohol, cherry. Incredibly smooth and rounded. Damn fine in any season!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4332) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma: caramel malts, winter spices, some dark berries, hints of alcohol. Appearance: dark brown/black, hardly any head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: long dri-ish finish, some alcohol, strong sweet malts, dark berries again, more is hidden. Overall: nice English Strong Ale, palate is quite complex. Pint at Willow Walk, Victoria.


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