Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Old Ale
Trowbridge, England


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A smooth, creamy beer with hints of lemon and subtle blackcurrant and liquorice undertones. A sweet start and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1229) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottled sample from MLCC. Great level of sweetness and maltiness. Thoroughly enjoyed this one Would buy it again

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle from somewhere I’m bristol. Not bad but not really a stout, more just a dark ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores, shared with Mats. Pours thin black with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweet a bit roasted fruity berry livorice and malty. Flavor much similar to aroma, black currants and good bitternesd. Finishes bitter malty and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a medium light brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some dry bitter notes. Taste is a mix between some medium dry roasted malt notes with light fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting though lacking complexity or some subtlety are maybe just too subtle for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2148) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with small tan head; aromas of caramel, coffee, bit of fruit; balanced flavour, long light bitter finish; quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2861) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2012
Pitch black, medium mocha head. Aroma: Light chocolate, a hint of spice, quite malty, a tad hoppy too. Flavour: Milky, creamy baileys latte, lovely and smooth, nougat, smoke and an espresso finish. Absolutely lovely !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (553) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle. Pours quite dark, tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste begins sweet malts, blackberries, lemony-citrus. Strong bitter finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours dark, nearly black, with some fading to brown around the edges. Small amount of head that dissipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, but has definite malt and yeast smells, some cereal and dough smells for sure. Quite active carbonation that really enhances the body of the beer. Malt is nicely balanced with the hops, not overly sweet by any means, just a nice citrus flavour lingering on your tongue. Tasty, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chris__hartley (368) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a deep mahogany, with ruby highlights; the head is an off cream billowy marshmallow. The aroma has notes of: black currant, scorched espresso, fennel (or liquorice). The taste is very bitter, that finishes bitter - unbalanced; notes of: scorched espresso, sunflower seed, over roasted-nuts. The palate is thin, light-medium body; it finishes with a dirty bitterness that is unpleasant. Overall, it’s bitter water...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2079) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
Really nice beer. Nose is coffee. Up front hints of coffee, vanilla, maybe a hint of lemon. Back end hit is quite bitter. Medium in the mouth with healthy carbonation. Nice stuff overall.

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