Brewed by Nethergate
Style: English Strong Ale
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Cask; Regular.
A strong, dark, robust beer brewed with chocolate malt, to produce a rich toffee flavour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Grove, 2 Spring Grove Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 4BP.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, fresh dried berries, raisin, plum. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100119]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (43309) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown with a deep orange glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and mild fruity. Sweet malty, roasted, slight breadish and mild fruity. Sweet and fruity finish. Ends medium dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Cask. A dark chestnut colored beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has strong notes of spices - especially cardemomme, combined with light notes of nuts. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of spices - cardemomme and cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
[email protected] Rubyish brown colour with a mediumsized big beige head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, mild fudge, wood, raisins, resiny and a bit nutty notes as well. Flavour is fudge, raisins, mild wood, syrup, quite dry fruits as well as some nuttyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
Cask. Pours a clear, dark orangey brown with a beige head. Roasted malt, dried fruit with touches of cinnamon and cardamom. Quite full-bodied, hard roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit and wood with a lightly fusty edge. Some alcohol in the finish. 190110

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear dark brown beer. Light palate. Semi dry. Semi sweet toffee malt, a little bubblegum sweetness underneath. Nothing to see here folks - move along!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20600) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Rich brown pour with a lasting, light tan head. Mild roast aroma with some citrus hops poking through. Rich flavor, lightly roasty with coffee, baking cocoa, burnt sugar, some grass and citrus bitters. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, nicely balanced roasted malts and almost juicy hops. I would call this a British-style black IPA. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Bree Louise, London. Amber beer, small head. Fruity aroma, malty, figs and raisins, some hops. Vinous flavor, figs, candy notes. A bit different but rather nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18708) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 04/06/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that retains well. Nose is fruitloaf, dark malts, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises toffee, fruit cake, light spice, hint of booze, dark malts, dates. Medium+ body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18026) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Cask gravity at Chelmsford BF 2011. Bottled and drunk on train on way home. Black body with thin dark beige head. Its part dark roasted beer part dark strong English beer. Some dark syrup on aroma. Tasty enough. Not overly complex bit I enjoyed it reasonably enough. Its a dark juicy beer

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