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Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Old Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cask: Occasional.
Old Ale
Originally brewed for the now defunct Thomas Sykes pub in Burton on Trent
Ingredients: Pale malt; invert sugar; Target hops
Colour: Straw. Nose: Almost sherry esters. Taste: Very warming, winey


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Cask @ Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Malty and sweet aroma with some fruit to it. Peach skins and apples. Malty flavor with a touch of fruit. Then very dry and fairly bitter. Long dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil - hazy gold beer - the smell is peaty, earthy, and slightly medicinal - the flavor is kind of the same - dry, scotch-like, mildly medicinal, buttery/bready - the back end is some dryer kind of british maltiness (marris otter or golden promise) - fairly bitter in the long term, with lingering hops - diacetyl on the back end - a little bit of a mess for me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Handpullled cask at Watford beer fest. Copper coloured beer. The aroma has alcohol in abundance together with cream. It is quite sweet in the nose and almost sickly. The taste is thick and smooth. It is fruity and alcoholic. Touches of vanilla and very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2008
A Mes rate: gravicask at Twickenham beer festival.
Absolute madness. Mad as a bag of frogs. Deep dark copper colour with a very slight haze and struggling to just about hold onto a filmy head. Massive cheesy barley wine type notes fall out of the glass and fill the air with funk. This is so bloody rich. Loads of fruity pineapple and sweet alcohol. It’s rather decadent and downright naughty. Thick and close to cloying but I really am enjoying this. One of those beers where you know it’s gonna get you seriously messy and every part of you is game for the banter. Excellent stuff. Bonkers Conkers if I may... Crap rate but it kicked my ass. Especially when we started mixing it with the bit of a Goose Bourbon...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On tap at Rich O’s Pours clear amber with a fully receding white head. Aroma of grape, toffee, red wine, light tart note. Taste of red wine, phenols, tannins, tart/acidic, cherry and oak. Medium to full bodied, dry with light alcoholic note, and no carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
Cask at Twickenham Beer Festival 2007. Pours red copper colou. Small bubbly head. Nose of toffee and caramel. Some malt and hops. Sweet, sticky and hoppy and finishes quite bitter. Alcohol burn. Quite complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2007
Cask @ Twickenham BF. Copper colour with not much head. Alcohol aroma hits right away followed by a rich / sweet / caramel aroma. Taste is sweet / toffee / honey. Great barley wine. Smoother and more drinkable than I thought it would be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8548) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 A toast to Michal Jackson, 2007-09-28. Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki) Wonderful sickly sweet rotting fruit aroma. Winey on the taste - white grapes. BALLS OF STEEL - this beer has more guts than most beers have beer. The taste accompanies the aroma, but had a huge bitter component too. The sweet rotting flavour’s the one that you’ll remember though - you will never be in any doubt this is made from a fermented mash. Warning - whole pints are, erm, dangerous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Poured a shiny copper color. Very bright. Rather retentive head that held up well. Nose was bursting with peppery heat and perhaps a bit too strong. The alcohol was perhaps a bit too much. It wasn’t really being cut by much at all. Some malted toffee was able to break through and that aspect was raher enjoyable. Some mild wood tones that came across more as a sourness. Overall, just a tad out of balance with the alcohol. This beer makes me think it would be better as a late night scotch or toddy. Personally, I think I prefer milder beers pumped from a cask. This one was a bit too much and he wood didn’t do all that much to balance it out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2007
The one that tip me over the edge! Half pint gravity fed from the cask at the Ealing Beer Festival, poured a cloudy light brown. A strong malt and alcohol aroma. Not surprisingly a strong flavour, with plenty of plums coming through on the malt. Was good to sip on at the end of the night - though fortunately this was the last.


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