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Brewed by Tipple’s Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
Norwich, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.

Dark
Very complex and malty with vine, chocolate and dark berry notes. A well rounded, robust beer.

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3.5
sm89walt (2079) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2007
500ml bottle bought from The Little Beer Shop, Norfolk. Comes with an interesting story on the bottle - a nice touch. Dark brown - nearly black - in colour with a thin tan head that creates a nice lacing. Once poured, this beer unearths sweet blackberry notes with some roasted malt aromas in the background. The aromas translate into the flavour giving the tongue tones of lightly sour red berries and hints of wood. Quite carbonated yet smooth on the palate. Sharp and dry finish with a slight sour end resonating from the berry characters. A bit fruitier than I had anticipated, but this is a quality Norfolk ale.

3.5
fonefan (50616) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat.

3.4
leaparsons (10696) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aromas are sweet and earthy with mollasses. Oaty and rich, smells dark. Flavours are sweet malts with roast and smoky notes. Rich and dark. Good stuff.

3.6
Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle from Beers of Europe, consumed outside my tent at Towersey Festival Dark brown with little head to speak of, quite smokey on the aroma but with some bitter chocolate and coffee in there. Coffee more prominent in the taste, very tasty beer by the way, dark fruits and nicely underpinned with a good solid malty base, lovely beer.

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oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
[email protected] Dark amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some slight roast and a bit of coffee. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts and some wooden hints. Redreshing and nice.

4.2
Christian (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Dark brown with a big and lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity and roast aroma with dates, raisin, chocolate and licorice. Rich and malty flavour roast complexity. Could be a little brother to my favourite beer in the world, Ølfabrikken Porter.

3.6
harrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007, bottled bright and drunk on train home. Very deep ruby with no head. Decent choc and coffee. Good English porter, smooth, rounded. Nice. Superb English portery style beer actually.

4.1
cgarvieuk (25686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07 ... black ... rich smokey malts ... full roast nose .. lots of roast malts smooth chocolate ...

3.3
RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 2007. Dark ruby with thin tan head. Sweet caramel malty with some spice and cloves. Mouth is sweet malt, spiced and a bit cardboardy. Leaves a dry cardboardy texture with some alcoholic sweetness.

3.7
jbrus (4989) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
[email protected] Sweet coffee aroma with cherries. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, coffee, blackberries, little sticky. Nice.


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