Brewed by Maxim
Style: English Strong Ale
Houghton le Spring, England


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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fonefan (52982) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2017

Cask (handpump) @ Red Lion and Pineapple (JDW), 281 High Street, Acton, Greater London, England W3 9BP.

[ As Maxim Maximus ].
Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, caramelized brown sugar, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a long duration, malt, sweet malt, caramel, caramelized brown sugar, malty, sweet berry - fruit cake. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20170417]

Sjohnh (1033) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Nice dark ale, that. Deep brown with a foamy latte coloured head. Medium body. Malt flavours are sweet more than roasted, and a good plummy fruit content.

Finn (8538) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Fra cask på Richard Hopkins Newton Abbot 28 Apr 17. Ultramørk amber. Lavt skum med litt farge. Litt lacing. Karamellaroma. Smaken smørmalt. Lite annet. Lett tørr ettersmak.

Rune (14045) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2017
Half pint, cask at Richard Hopkins (JDW). Patchy beige head leaving crocheted lacing down the glass. Unclear copper coloured body. Toffee and dark fruits on the nose. Mid-sweet taste profile of toffee, dark dough and a backdrop of dried fruits carefully added by roasted endnotes. Medium bodied. Nice (Newton Abbot 28.04.2017)

The_Osprey (9854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as Maxim Maximus, 6%. Dark amber orange, almost brown, translucent and still with a decent dense foamy beige head that endures and leaves foamy lacing. Aroma is toffee apple, teacake. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has some peppery spice and soft alcohol mint up front, with teacake and brandy. Dates. Papery finish without much bitterness. Warming, rounded and malty. Drinks a little above its strength. Overall, I thought it was decent.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £1.99/pint. Dark, reddish brown beer with a pretty large, foamy, off-white head. The nose is all malt with sweet doughy and caramel tones. The taste is pretty sweet throughout (but not overly so) and is a pleasing mixture of bready malt and fruity - sultana, prune and dark berries - flavours. The high ABV is masked well making it a very drinkable pint.

Don2711 (499) - - MAY 25, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Brown beer. Bread aroma. Lovely appearance. Taste malt and caramel. Toffee flavours. Second pint even better. Very drinkable. Mild on palate and strong but not obviously. Will drink again. Good one. Third pint even better.

Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Cask at ye olde Hamitlon Hall, JDW - London. Pours well clear, deep copper with a lingering and lace-leaving tan cream head. The aroma holds dark bread, toffee and ripening fruits. Medium sweet flavorbwith prominent malt character, some toasty toffee and brown sugar, raisins, berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Finsih was sweet, bready, with some grapes, more berries, toffee, minimal bitterness. Quite drinkable. A nice malt-forward beer. Tasty.

SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Brown beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is lightly smoked sausage, brown bread, toffee and slightly sweet dark malts. Medium bodied. Very good.

tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Cask, Just J D Wetherspoons. Colchester. 7th May 2015. White lacing. Copper bronze appeaeance. Fruity yeast esters, red berry, clove and coriander. A tad musty and sweet. Slight old socks but I don’t mind that for the style. Chocolate. Taste is red berry, chocolate, woodruff, Wild English berry, mild bitterness. I think this is something like a mild meets a Fuller’s Esb. Roasting is low to moderate.

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