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

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RATINGS: 81   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
pivo (2688) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2004
Complex, strong nose - nutty, woody and some molasses. Dark dark brown color with a low frothy head. Full warm sweet malt body with raisin and honey tastes. Tones of chocolate and toast all emerge in the background. Think with a very present alcohol component. Finishes like brandy, then turns a little spicy. Hey - this is a good British beer!

3.8
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Salmiak aroma. Strange but not unpleasant plasic glue taste/aroma. A teeny weeny oxidized, turned into a wet cardboard tast in the far background (neglectable). Raosed notes and slightly fat palate. Chewy finish with salty burnt bread on the top. Senses tell me this is stronger than the ardvertised 7.8% on the pump clip. Guesstimate 9.5% abv.

3.8
Svesse (8803) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov) Dark brown, almost black, with ruby notes. Small beige head. Malty, roasted nose with prunes, raisins, chocolate and hints of blueberries. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit (prunes, raisins), chocolate, spicy hops and liquorice. Slightly sweet and vinous. Well balanced and warming. Very nice.

3.8
Leighton (22329) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Cask at CPK. Pours a dark, ruby-brown with a tan, cream head. Nose holds dark malts, plums and toffee. Very sweet flavor, with strong caramel, lightly breay malts, more toffee, dark fruits, licorice and earthy bitterness. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes has lots more sweetness, more ripe, dark fruit like plum and cherry, light bread and toasted malts that linger. Solid.

3.8
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump The Rake Borough Market. A near black coloured beer with an off-white head. A warming, sweet boozy beer. Deep fruits, vinuous, tobacco notes. Strong and carpetty. There are banana notes also. Tends towards heaviness a little but it’s a decent beer for sure.

3.8
larsniclas (7219) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Cask at The Rake, London Dark brown with a small, bubbly, tan head. Roasted chocolate and warming alcohol.

3.8
thewolf (12806) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Cask @ the Rake, London.
Pours nice ruby-red with a fine, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has toasted caramel, chocolate, mildly vinious, blackberries, figs. Low carbonation, fine oily and fat mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasant, chocolate, light tar, blackberries (the sweet ones). Fat maltiness, vinious and warming. Lovely, staying malty bitterness. Yum.

3.8
imdownthepub (15334) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Bottled, 330ml, aged 7.5yrs from the now closed Bellinger’s 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
Erzengel (9531) - 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!

3.7
Mister_Li (1567) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2016
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, leicht fruchtig, dunkle Beeren, Pflaume, Whisky.


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