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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Brewed for over 50 years. Named after farm workers who tried to rake the moon from a Middleton stream. The cask version won CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Copper to dark brown color with barely any head. Smells of hay, mild caramel and musty malt. Packs a malt punch, but retains a lighter body. Sweet, like overripe plum. Malt all the way through. Despite a relatively low ABV there is a little alcohol heat to it. Lots of bubbles but not very carbonated. A sticky texture, clings to the mouth. A great winter warmer sipper. Dark and sweet.


3.9
anfractuosity (419) - - JUL 22, 2017
Had in bottle, but was 6.5% rather than 7.5%. Lovely roasty notes. Slightly like treacle toffee. Nice!

3.5
stevoj (5049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle from Kris Wines. Dark brown, opaque , ring of beige head. Sweet malt aroma, taste brings in the malt a little stronger, but it is the finish which really pleases, slow lingering sweet malt, like a nice dessert at the end of a meal. Bready, some vanilla and molasses, sweet without being cloying. Nice

3.1
nybol (2201) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Rigtig fin øl i glasset, stabil skumhat. Den har en meget tung maltet, sødlig smag, lidt spritet. Næsten ingen humle.

3.1
MarcinG (874) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Ciemnobrazowe o malej pianie. Mocne. w smaku wyczuwalne owoce .rodzynki alkohol i slod. Calkiem dobre

3.5
Hanoi (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. It’s years since I had this. Funny to think when I first started drinking that a beer of this strength was a novelty. Nose is raisins, malt, very pronounced metallic note which faded to leave caramel and brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar, sweet malts, raisins, nuts, yeast, apples, hint of vanilla perhaps, dark fruits, darker bitter slightly leathery edge to the finish. It’s very good for a supermarket beer, but not as good as the cask of my memory. I need to have it out in the wild again.

3.9
Connor66 (75) - - MAY 23, 2015
Great dark brown stout, heavy Carmela and fruit flavour, bottle poured with a off white head. Bought at Asda

3.7
redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2015 Pleasantly surprised by this pours dark brown, nice nose lots of dark fruIt figs dates and smokey flavours medium finish a very nice beer.

3.6
AshtonMcCobb (6612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber with a lovely creamy lacy head. Nose - very much candy sugar. Little bit of sweet malt. Taste - a touch of barrabricht (spelling - you know the Welsh bread). Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - great beer.

3.4
nihtila (3641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Dark brown, light brown head. Aroma is mostly brown sugar, . Taste is sweet, dark malts, bread.

3.3
allmyvinyl (10624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Pours clear copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of dark sugar, molasses. Taste is sweet, candy. One-dimensional.


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