Brewed by Alcazar
Style: Old Ale
Nottingham, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Generally available in bottle (filtered). Part of the Sherwood Forest range. Has been available in cask.
This is a dark, amber, traditional Old Ale brewed with English malt and hops, robust in character with unique malty flavour, medium in bitterness and hop flavour, with fruity ale aroma.

DeepBlack's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle form Beers of Europe (near Kings Lynn, Norfolf, England). Dark ruby read colour. Chocolaty notes on the nose. Flavour gave me more of a burnt / ashyness. Quite dry in the aftertaste. Doesn’t taste to harsh for a 7.5%er

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Forgotten in the fridge, bb Apr 08, possibly 6 years old
Dark chestnut/brown color with very small head, low carbonation. Some aroma of caramel and dust. Soft mouthfeel; the body is thinner than expected; there is some caramel flavor, light smoke, and already too much oxidization.
Not bad, but declining.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, malt, fruits and hops. A little earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
Vintage bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Dark fruits present. Moderate bitter flavor. Spicey and dark fruits present. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks JP). Ambery brown colour with mediumsized slightly off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight floral and grassy notes as well as mild plumlike notes. Flavour is being quite much the same as the aroma, but is a bit more bitter than the aroma would have promised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2009
500 ml bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Hazy brown color, moderate but nice beige head. Aroma is strange, almost like whisky, dark fruit, malt, hops. Flavor malt, hints of liqorice, hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber brown color with a average, frothy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dark berry, dusty, celler. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (170508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Hazy brown with medium off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity with roasted malt. Sweet flavor with notes of roasted malt, caramel and overripe fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Rich malty aroma and taste of nostes of spices and fruits. Good beer..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy to golden amber with a lacing white head. Dense fruity and solid malt aroma. Slight oxidised too. Flavour is sweet and fruity with a solid caramel base. Light hops spiced in addition to this. Goes into a slowly more dry finish. Light fruity note lingering in the far finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a lightly muddy deep brown with a small creamy off white head. It disappears rather quickly. Aroma is heavily malty with caramel, toffee, roasted malts and a light hoppiness. Medium carbonation with a very thick, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is powerful with a light peity smoky edge. Lots of dark toffe as well. Not sweet, but with a powerful malty presence with a feel of dried fruits. Obvious hops in the aftertaste with grass and flowers dominating. Nice and soft all in all.

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