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


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Has also been available bottle conditioned.
Also known as Shefford Old Dark.

A rich, fruity flavoured dark beer with caramel flavours.
This Beer is brewed using Pearl Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Caramel and Cascade Hops.

John_C's rating

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. A mahogany pour with a ring of white head; earthy malt aroma; taste of deeply roasted - almost burnt - malts, and raw sugar cane; with a dry finish. Rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Cask at the foot of the walk... Deep brown... Small tan... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Light dull roast.. Light bitter... Almost tiny chlorine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, chocolate, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet, chocolate, malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6517) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Cask at the moon under water Watford jdw. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with ruby red highlights. Thin light cream halo of head. Aroma is roast malts, coco, mineral, some nail Polish remover. Flavour is composed of bitter roast, caramel, charred wood, earthy wet wood, coco powder. Palate is semi sweet, some mineral moderate slightly creamy carbonation. Bit of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Cask at The Square Peg, Birmingham; dark brown, thick creamy off white head; aroma is roast malt and liquourice; taste is roast malt, soft dark chocolate, liquorice and hint of dark fruit; dry, slightly bitter finish; defiantly old school goodness, and on a personal note evocative of many a quality evening in the Lord Rodney’s Head, Whitechapel in the mid 90s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Clear dark brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits and caramel. Taste of roasted malt and coffee, plus dark fruits like raisin, prune and a little smokiness. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4208) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Cask at JDW. Dark red brown, hazy, still, big brown head. Aroma is toffee-ish. Body is medium, touch of carbonation, smooth. Taste is light and sweet, a little ash, breathy malt, no real bitterness. Comes across as a mild, a touch watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cask pint in The Shrewsbury Hotel, a Wetherspoons, on 26th Jan 2015. Dark body, deep ruby hue to the almost black brew, on top a tanned crown. Malty and sweet from the start, dark berries in the taste along with molasses. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours see through dark brown, off-white creamy head. Aromas of light chocolate and spice. Taste is light sweet, rich mouthfeel. Sweet nutella chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (5217) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Cask at JDW Square Peg; opaque dark brown pour with a thin bubbly light tan head, toasted malt aroma, taste definitely has caramel, some toast, dried dark fruit, ok.

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