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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask; Regular. Previously 7.5%.
There’s a story about some farm labourers who thought that the reflection of the moon in a pond, not far from our brewery, was a lovely truckle of Lancashire cheese. They tried to rake it out, but ended up falling in. You might find a pint of this stuff just as mesmerising.

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fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, raisin, dry fruit, plums, mint. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic, light light acetic (ala vinegar) with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at Camperdown Place. Pours clearand golden orange with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish, caramelish towards sweet. Sweet, caramelish and light toasted finish.

Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A hazy red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is very light with sweet notes of prunes and alcohol. The flavor is very simple - especially considering the strength - malt, caramel, prunes, and alcohol, the latter burning the tongue, and slightly in the throat.

anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2009
Cask @ The Rain Bar, Manchester M1. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity mallty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweet fruity dark fruit finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2007
[email protected] Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, wood and quite glueish hops. Flavour is wooden, roasted, quite hayish, plummy and really bitter. A bit off-balance, otherwise nice.

Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Draught at Pizzeria Paradiso, courtesy of RJ & Rob, thanks guys. Murky maroon, completely flat. Aroma of caramel. Taste is very sweet and syrupy, not very complex. Couldn’t finish this one, I’m afraid.

cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2012
cask at sordeer ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... soft dark malts ... light plum roast ... sweet roast ... mellow malts ... light coffee roast ... very soft and smooth ... very nice

madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear brown beer, Frothy tan head. Soft palate and dry rich malt, soft and sweet. Finishes semi dry. Tasty sweet malty beer.

Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, red-brown wih a fine, tan cream head. Nose is mostly dark fruits, some dark bread and light alcohol. Medium sweet flavour with lightly roasted malts, dark fruits, burnt sugars, dark berries, a bit of booze, some dark toasted bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth to finish with lightly charred malts, burnt sugars, overripe berries, raisins, dirt. It’s OK stuff, but you can easily do a lot more at this ABV.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2004
Deep ruby colour. Sweet nutty vinous aroma. A symphony of fruity, nutty and spicy flavours. Treacle toffee too. Very rich. Also very sweet and this becomes cloying after a while. Nice to sip, but not to pour. Handpump, Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1.

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