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Brewed by Backyard
Style: Old Ale
Walsall, England


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Cask; Seasonal - Halloween.
Dark, rich brew. Full of bitter chocolate and fruit malt character. Full rounded bitter finish from a blend of finest english hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on 5th October 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin pale buff head. Fruity, malty aroma with crisp green apples evident on the short nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malt complex gives robust maltloaf base with sweet dates, raisins and dark hedgerow berries. Spicy hop prickle present in the short bitter aftertaste. Robust malt finish with rich complex vinous notes of syrupy prunes, barley twist sweets and dry oak cask. This is a decent Old Ale, full of flavour and worth trying. Reminded me of Traquair Bear Ale in style and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
22nd September 2014
Shakespeares Head Spoons. Cask. Pretty much a clear amber beer, tidy off white bubbly head. Palate is light and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Light malts, unsweet toffee. Floral bitterness. Tangy dried fruits, mild apple. Light finish. Too appley and lacks richness and complexity for an old ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
JDW, Rochester. Slightly creamy, slightly oily, malty beer with chocolate notes. It’s OK , but I can’t imagine drinking a lot of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Cask at Baxters Court, Hackney, 21/09/14. Clear chestnut brown with a moderately appointed light beige covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is malt forward, nutty, candied sugars, dark fruit rinds, toffee. Taste comprises fruit cake, light spice, dried fruits, biscuit notes, candied fruit peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy fruit and light bitter notes in the close. Decent old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3892) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in my local Wetherspoons on 25th Sep 2014. Poured a good mahogany colour with a creamy head in both colour and texture. Malts rule this brew with treacle notes and Rye like flavours dominant in the taste. OK and different, interesting in fact.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear, dark amber colour with a thin off white head. Malty aroma with some dark fruit and treacle. Good thick mouth feel. Flavour of prunes, sponge cake and dark malts. Finishes with port, molasses and some dry rye bread. Nice old ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2098) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark amber with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of malts and a little toffee. Taste is malts, toffee and some sweet dark fruity flavours. As john says quite chewy. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
Cask at the Theatre Bar, Birmingham. Dark ruby red pour with a big frothy head. Not so much in the aroma but the flavour makes up for that. The malty flavour really dominates this beer and there is little else, but the flavour is so good that I have few complaints. You could almost chew this beer! There is a hint of bitterness on the palate, but who cares!

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