overall
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72
style
Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 75   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mr_h (5071) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Cask by Aitken Font at Bow Bar, Edinburgh (16 Jan 2012), malted barley, chocolate aroma, dark brown with a good oatmeal head, malty, coffee, chocolate flavour, prolonged coffee aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4696) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly roasted, and the flavour is pretty deeply roasted with a deeply bitter and fortified body and finish. Overall a really flavoursome beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4567) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Cask @ The Bow Bar. Rich dark brown colour, good head. Roasted coffee malt aroma & flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4223) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4205) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Dark ruby colour with an off white head. Aroma has stewed fruit taste fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a small off white head. Ashy log fire aroma. Sweet, thick leathery taste with dates and prunes, thick, rich... I almost want to say meaty, like a cup of Bovril. Mid bitter finish. Full of character. Almost like a Hopshackle beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: bread and toasted malts. Appearance: dark clear brown, medium beige creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: initially caramel sweets, turning to toasted notes, bread, flat carbonation. Overall: nice Strong Ale, quite a nice aroma. Pint at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (3753) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3514) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3489) - 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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