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B & T Shefford Old Dark (SOD)

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Brewed by B & T
Style: Old Ale
Shefford, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich, fruity flavoured dark beer with caramel. This Beer is brewed using Pearl Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Caramel and Cascade Hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Cask at the Seven Stars, Ruggers, 30/10/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering. Nose is dark malt, nutmeg, spice, dark fruits. Taste comprises dark fruit, earthy notes, light mineral bites, dates, spice, figs, hint of berry fruit., cake mix, liqourice, sprinkling of cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Decent old ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2955) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Black, no head. Has a full-bodied fruity taste to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
On cask at the picture house, Colwyn bay. Pours black with a red hue and tan head. Dark fruits, coffee but slightly let down by a thin body. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Cask and Barrel, 115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3RZ.

Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berry, light smoke - plastic. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, smoked, dark roasted, berry - sugar sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20101031]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2010
A good session old ale. Consumed on tap at the Goodman’s Field. I dispute the conditioning but it was quite drinkable. The caramel body was very warming, the slightly roased malts were complimentary to the caramel and the balance was good. I would prefer to consume at the MP so until then this is all I will rate. If I remember.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John_C (20) - USA - JAN 7, 2010
[Pint, J.D.W. Cuthbert Brodrick - Leeds, 07/01/10] Mild coffee maltiness on the nose. Dark fruit and coffee roasted malt flavour. Body could do with being a touch thicker. Bitter finish. I thought this was a porter when drinking it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2009
[Cask at the Nag’s Head, Reading] Deep ruby-black, small tan head. Autumn fruits and caramel in there, but flavours are a bit muted. Gets very sweet by the end. Very smooth and oily to the point of cloyingness, yet somehow overall feel was of a rather watery weak beer. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Handpulled cask at several pubs including the Bricklayers Arms, Luton. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet malts with some caramel and liquorice. Just enough hops to balance out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 (ORIGINAL RATE) Cask, The Crown, Nuneaton. Liquorice-hued pint with beige rim. Still without a tingle of fizz. Quite a heady black cherry and bramble aroma with background note of alcohol. Cherryish dark fruit, hints of roasty malt and choc. Thin mushy biscuit finish. Sprinkle of sourness. Bit of Old Ale, bit of strong mild, big dollop of boredom. Really average. 635212. (RERATE) Cask handpull, The Baron (JDW), Hinckley. The Baron. Pretty much pitch under a fine moon-coloured cream disc. Dark chocolate orange aroma sprinkled with roast and petals. Hugely downable melt of soapy orange, toasted nuts and cocoa. Wow. 748416+.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel, Northampton. A black beer with a nice beige head. The aroma is malty with dried fruits notes. The taste is he same and there are smoky and caramel notes. Pretty decent. Score 3.5
Subsequent ratings also scored 3.5 and 2.8. Average becomes 3.3


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