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Strong Bottled Ales - What's Your Favourite?

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On 31/03/2022 at 17:43, FIRETHORN1 said:

I've recently got more and more into drinking Brewdog's Mr President IPA. It's very strong- at 9.2% - but very more-ish. Tesco sell it in 440ml cans - not just the titchy 330ml bottles. Quite expensive though - at £3.50 a can. I also recently tried a can of a super-strong IPA from Northern Monk, which I bought in Morrison's - again over 9% and very tasty - but even pricier - at £4.50 for a 44oml can. I guess I'm a bit of a self-indulgent fool for paying this much for a single can of beer. Its daylight robbery really- but my excuse is that it's an occasional treat - and with beer this strong, you only need one can (or maybe two, at a push) to give you a proper beer-buzz.

Beer is pretty pricey these days. Very well respected local brewery St Mars of the Desert charge a fiver for their 440ml cans, although you're getting exceptional beer for that. I can't afford to drink it regularly but for the odd occasion it's worth the extra. Some of their beers are very strong and sold in half pints at the tap.

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Tynt Medow (English Trappist) is nice. it's 7.4%. Had some  nice stouts from Moor Brewery in Bristol. Batallas Double Stout, the rum and whisky ones 9.4%

 

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Thanks Delbow. That St Mars of the  Desert sounds really interesting - I will keep my eye out or it. Thanks to you too Zinger 549. I'd never heard of Tynt Meadow and was intrigued by your info about strong stouts - up to 9.4%. I really love a strong stout, because they tend to have a big alcoholic kick, without also having that thick, claggy, treacly texture of a strong ale. I'm currently treating myself to the occasional can of Northern Monk's"Norseman III" strong stout. It's 9 percent and really delicious ,,,,but far too expensive to drink on a regular basis.

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On 06/04/2022 at 17:53, FIRETHORN1 said:

Thanks Delbow. That St Mars of the  Desert sounds really interesting - I will keep my eye out or it. Thanks to you too Zinger 549. I'd never heard of Tynt Meadow and was intrigued by your info about strong stouts - up to 9.4%. I really love a strong stout, because they tend to have a big alcoholic kick, without also having that thick, claggy, treacly texture of a strong ale. I'm currently treating myself to the occasional can of Northern Monk's"Norseman III" strong stout. It's 9 percent and really delicious ,,,,but far too expensive to drink on a regular basis.

I just read a review of Norse Star III (is that what you meant?). Looks cracking.

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Not as strong as the Northern Monk stout, but I've just had Acorn Brewery's Gorlovka (6%). Quite strong on the liquorice flavour, very nice (if you like liquorice).

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On 06/04/2022 at 17:53, FIRETHORN1 said:

Thanks Delbow. That St Mars of the  Desert sounds really interesting - I will keep my eye out or it. Thanks to you too Zinger 549. I'd never heard of Tynt Meadow and was intrigued by your info about strong stouts - up to 9.4%. I really love a strong stout, because they tend to have a big alcoholic kick, without also having that thick, claggy, treacly texture of a strong ale. I'm currently treating myself to the occasional can of Northern Monk's"Norseman III" strong stout. It's 9 percent and really delicious ,,,,but far too expensive to drink on a regular basis.

If you look for the imperial stouts they tent to be stronger.

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Yes Delbow - Norse Star III - that's the one. It really is cracking - if you can bear to fork out £4.50 for one can of beer! I'll look out for that Acorn Brewery beer you mentioned - I like liquoricey flavours. The Tynt Medow beers mentioned by Zinger549 sound interesting too

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EKU 28, this was  the usually birthday drink in The Fat Cat. Strong beers are not thing though

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