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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A rich red to black beer carefully crafted from the finest crystal and chocolate malts. Chewy juicy fruit flavours give way to a deep lingering bitterness provided by an abundance of Styrian Goldings, Millenium and Nugget hops.

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3.3
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2014 - Reddish Brown in colour. Light off-white head. Fair lacing. Malty; roasty malts; chocolate, hint of toffee. Fruity; some dark fruits. Hoppy; earthy and grassy hops. Roast malty throughout with some sour hop/fruit bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.3
jmgreenuk (9978) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin bubbly light tan head. The aroma is malt light caramel and red berry fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, light sweet with a slightly watery strong hop liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice and drinkable but the liqourice does dominate and that’s not so good.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (20606) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask at the Claude Du Vall, Camberley, 01/02/14. Lightly hazed copper with a moderately appointed light beige covering. Nose is stoned fruit, biscuit, earthy, nutty, bready malt. Taste comprises bitter orange, bread dough, earthy, toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter pangs in a semi drying closure. Drinkable but not much in the way of depth or character.

3
nilsas (4548) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Duft av malt, rosin og frukter. Fin gyllen kastanje farge. Tykt kremet skum. Fin smak av malt, rosin og frukter.

3.3
Pudding (267) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml. Reddish-brown, dissipating head. Clear. ar: lots of caramel and raspberry fruit. taste: as aroma. palate: quite syrupy, thick texture, fruity finish. overall: enjoyable beer. Attractive in many respects.

3.6
gegwilson (3793) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Cask in the Tilley Shilling, Farnborough. A mahogany coloured ale with a good cream head. Bittersweet flavour with toffee, pear drop and some pine notes on the finish. Quite full flavoured. Drinkable and quite refreshing for a darker ale.

3.8
SarkyNorthener (4847) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
[email protected] billiard hall, west brom. Dark ruby beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is chocolate, dark treacle, bramble hedge fruits and malts. Full bodied and chewey. I liked this, very nice.

3.3
undercurrent25 (2202) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Deep black in colour, almost Guinness like in appearance, taste is rich and smooth, strong but not overpowering

3.5
BOBBDrinker (67) - - MAR 13, 2013
This strong and dark ruby beer is one of Lymestones finest, deservingly winning awards three years in a row! Chocolate and fruit flavours create a mild stout taste with a bitter finish, there is a moderate head with this beer. Unlike some dark beers the malt is not overpowering and compliments the chocolate flavour perfectly. A very refreshing pint and a good session beer, not overpowering like some of the stronger beers.

3.5
tommann (3937) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large head. Aroma is Juicy Fruits and marmalade on toast. Taste has Juicy Fruits and a little chocolate to start. Sweet, burnt malt finish. Some alcohol in the finish.


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