Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: English Strong Ale
Diss, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A special blend of pale ale with a matured strong hoppy ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (808) - - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from the brewery. Clear amber with a white head. Good, fresh aroma of malt and hops and a taste which has sweet malts and a heavily bitter hop flavour. Quite fruity with notes of oranges and herbs, but the bitterness is brutal, making this beer difficult to enjoy. Not an easy-drinking pint. It needs less astringency to make this beer a litte more approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6546) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
500ml bottle from the brewery, poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 11th Dec 2015, some 5 months before its BBD. No sediment left the bottle, so I got a lovely clear amber bodied beer with a full white foam blanket on top. Perfumed, floral nose, interesting aroma all round. The taste has a semi-sweet malt front with a deep hop based depth that takes over mid-sip. Complex and different, a beer to sip, not to rush or gulp. Very, very pleasant in deed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5079) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 13, 2015
bottle at home from eebria, via stravale, cheers David!
fruity, rich, herbal, red berries, slightly aged, high carbonation, warming, rich, herbal. dark hazy pale amber, fluffy beige head. esters, fruity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3400) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours golden with a frothy white head. Slightly floral citrus aroma. the taste is spicy and bitter. Some citrus, but this is a bit short on hop flavours really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1392) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Pours orange-yellow with a large white head which lingers around. Aroma is floral and sweet orange candy. Taste is weak caramel, biscuity, slight orange and highly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11192) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, orange, taste is similar, biscuity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2891) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Bloody hell I must of wrote this in a hurry... I think my near unintelligible scrawl says chestnut coloured pour, white head (it actually looks like chaste nun, what I said) Aromas of toffee (toirse), caramel (that was an easier one to read) and citrus? (cars). Flavours of sweet citrus (looks like svelte chorus), caramel and some red fruit (rod fruc). Quite dry. Nice. Blimey! That was like transcribing Sanskrit!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Aroma: tropical fruits, peaches, light straw, grain, intense floral hops. Appearance: slightly hazy, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: light carbonation, grains again, light bitters continuing, floral hops, dry finish. Overall: nice IPA / ESA excellent aroma, average palate. Bottle from the brewery via EeBria, Weston Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle picked up at the brewery during the summer of 2013. Pours an amber brown with a thine fine tan head. Aroma is roasty and slight malt. Flavor follows. Also dark chocolate. Thin bodied. Decent beer. Very session able. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2878) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Eebria [181214]
Amber orange, clear, massive off white head, over carbonated
Aroma - soft sweet fruits, bit jammy, orange, red berry fruits, nice aroma
Taste of sweet fruits, sweet caramel malts, fruity malts, soft sweet cereal, very low amount of hops for an IPA
Palate - soft carb (eventually), medium body, bit oily, sweet. Finish as main flavour, sweet malts, tad of bitter hop comes though
Overall - Not really an IPA, but nice fruits in here, easy and quaffable

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