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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Theres a spicy signature to this incredibly complex cockle-warming winter ale. The nose is reminiscent of raisins, dates and molasses while the palate is vinous with tannin-like notes of leather, vanilla, apricots and a hint of rustic Armagnac on the finish. An awesome after-dinner drop.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3751) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2016
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 30-11-2016.
BBD: not seen.
In short: malty british strong ale.
Pours quite clear dark amber with nice creamy off white head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Mlaty, bready, little roasty, licorice, nuts nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, malty, licorice, caramel, little spicy. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ncube (114) - - NOV 29, 2016
Aroma is vinious and fruity with raisin, toffee, and toast. Taste: Body is thinner than I would have liked, but not oversweet, good mildly bitter finish into an herbal vegetal aftertaste. Not my favourite of this style. A little disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marstonlad (797) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear brown with a little head that fades away completely quickly. The aroma features sweet maltiness, ripe fruitiness; raisin, fudge and caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty and fruity, in a ripe way. Flavours of caramel, fudge, raisin, nuts. Simple, not much depth. The palate is medium-bodied, smooth in texture. There are much better British ales around.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dermi (1168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2016
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma: Hops, malt. Figs. Taste: Dry feel, malty, some hops. Leather. Some bitterness. Palate: Medium body, average carbomation Extremely dry finish. Quite interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (527) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear cop per with small beige head. Aroma has light malt, biscuit, caramel and is slightly fruity with flowery and grassy hops. Taste is fruity malty with bread, biscuit and caramel and hoppy with grass and flower. Finish is balanced malty and dry with notes of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erling1000 (634) - - NOV 15, 2016
An english, copper, crystal clear Winter Ale with low head. Aroma is caramel, light toasted malt, light smoke, spice (chili), light prune. Taste is bitter. Light vineous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnase (467) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head, lasting. Aroma of toasted red malt, caramel, nuts, mild hops. Taste of red malt, caramel, resins, mild hops..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (3070) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2016
Clear copper, offwhite head. Aroma has fruity, sweet malt. Caramel, toffee and dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with a good deal of dried fruit, malt syrup. Light bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svarun (124) - - MAR 30, 2016
Amber color, medium sized white head. Fruity aroma. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Full body. Some alcohol in taste. OK but nothing too special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (2100) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
Kopparfrgad l med ett smutsvitt skum. Karamell, torkade frukter och kryddiga toner i doft och smak.


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