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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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a rich butterscotch aroma with subtle hop notes. The mellow, caramel flavors combine with a subtle hop character and fruity sweetness from the strong ester profile.

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3.4
katrinaez (2242) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Light booze aroma. Slightly sweet, light hops and a touch of caramel. Orange color hazy. Bottle

3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
750ml, way over priced bottle cracked on St. Patrick’s day. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Caramel, some chocolate, and sweetness. It wasn’t a drain pour, but it wasn’t $30 worthy either.

3.3
sawbuck (762) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Aroma of oak, roasted malt. Ebony color. Sweet smokey malt up front. Notes of espresso, caramel and dark chocolate. Boozy dry bitterness on the finsh.

1.4
ohemming (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Don’t waste your money! I couldn’t even drink this beer, had to dump it! Don’t know if I got a bad or spoiled bottle but this beer was no good. Weird sour tartness with lots of alcohol coming through. Tastes like a bad home brew, very disappointed considering the price of this bottle!

3.5
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a deep golden amber color. Aromas of caramel, fruit, and a touch of yeast. Flavors of light fruit, malts, and a nice touch of hops.

2.7
UXO (1922) - CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Appearance: clear deep amber to amber-brown with one finger of light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: toffee and butterscotch, light smoke, slightly nutty. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, sweetish and slightly boozy finish. (3/5) So I figured I’d keep going with my “pretentious beer by mainstream brewer” theme, and get this over with. Yeah… really not much to recommend this. Like an unremarkable Wee Heavy, more than anything. Really, really not worth the price of admission. (11/20)

2.8
halfonit (1398) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thick off white head. Aroma is of malts, dark fruit and some brown sugar. Flavor is the same. Kind of like a lighter palate guiness. Ehh.

4.1
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Poured a dark hazey amber color with a thin beige head. Light can not pass through, which is odd for an amber ale. Strong caramel flavor, light notes of butterscotch. Slightly smokey, plated whiskey malts not really noticeable. A fine brew from Guiness.

3.3
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
27 Aug 2015, bottle. dark ruby/toffee, frothy head. nose is sweet, fruity, mild alcohol, sickly malt/caramel. med body and mildly fizzy. mildly sweet, some slightly bitter chocolate notes, noticeable but not strong peat. interesting but not nice or special.

2.7
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle courtesy of TheObseceneOne. Cheers, Chris! Pours a mostly clear Amber with a white head. Nose is some light malt, some mild grassy hops, and some dry yeast. Flavor is similar with some sweet malt, some grassy hops, and some dry yeast. Light in body and disappointing for the price.


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