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.

Gorbalev's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle, LCBO. Dark ruby red with a creamy tan head. Really nutty sweet aroma, excellent. Taste is sweet and nutty as well and the body is very creamy. Some dark fruit up front as well. I’m not sure about "old ale" but this one is an excellent brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (458) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a small mocha head. Aromas are dark fruit, wood, and molasses. Tastes are ripe fruit, some toastiness, and crystal malt. Medium body and carbonation, medium warm and bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1067) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours clear deep brown/red with a short lived off-white head. Nose of molasses, traces of fruit bread, and booze. Body is a tad thin and flat. Notes of strawberry, anice, and citrus peel, sitting on top of heavy roasted crystal/biscuity malts. Nutty. Bitter. It’s peculiar. Mineral and meat broth finish. I wouldn’t have pegged this as an old ale, more like a thin porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (10779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle - Toasted malts and some toffee. Jet black/brown with a small beige head. Tons of toasted malts and burnt toasted bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (583) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Pour is barely black with a small tan cap. Nose is berry jam, burnt toast, liquorice. Toastiness comes out even more in the flavour. Toasted grain bitterness goes nicely with the fruitiness. A little thin but still pretty tasty - like Emma Stone in Birdman. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (7846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge. Very dark clear red with no head. Mild tasting with a general sweetness running through the ale. Has a gentle fruitiness in its flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
bottle. Poured amber-brown with a thin creamy tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Medium body, a bit watery with a dry tart mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malts, dark fruit, cocao, a touch smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
[7177-20150326] 500mL bottle. Grainy chocolate aroma. Clear, dark ruby red brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy chocolate malt and toasted grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Dark brown / black with small tan head. Faint scent of blackcurrant and citrus. Flavor is bitter and sweet with hints of liquorice and has a short lived, bright, sweet finish. Crisp and enjoyable in mouth with high degree of quaffability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
2015-03-26. Dark brown body modest beige head. Aroma of dark English malt with nutty toasty notes. 7+ flavour is similar, dark malt core has toasty accents with a distinctively British malt character. Mild bitterness throughout, very lightly metallic in the finish. Lingering nutty toasty malt in the finish. Average plus body with modest carbonation. 3+ solid. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Dark deep brown body with a tan head and nice lacing. Earthy, wood, black licorice, plums, dark fruit and its pretty roasty. Some cocoa. Minimal hop presense, light-bodied, sessionable.

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