jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The White Horse Old Ale Festival. The pourís medium amber with a tiny white head. The nose is sweet toffee, honey, some runny rum raisin. The taste is honeyed malts, sweet grain, white concord grape and marshmallow. Woody, clean finish. Slightly watery on the palate. Overall, this is a pretty ímehí beer. Fine, but thereís nothing here that really grabs my attention.
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The White Horse Old Ale Festival, London. Pours clear ruby with a small, tan foam head - it looks great. Big bready malt nose with light toast. Light to medium sweet flavor with dried fruits, bread, toffee and a touch of tang. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry to finish with dried berries and bready malts. Alright.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet bready malts with some mild bitter wooden notes as well. Flavour is grassy hops, sweet malts and mild dry dark fruityness. A quite hoppy and bitter old ale.
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased bottle directly from the chiltern brewery in wendover. Pours a clear amber, with a tan head. light aroma of fruit and raisins. taste is all liquorice and fruit, with a long finish (cherry), some light bitterness (balance is very good). nice enough, but not particularly interesting.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is bready and nutty with fruity notes. This is pretty much replicated in the mouth where there are bitter notes also. A pretty tasty beer although not your typical Old Ale thatís for sure. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.6
Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A burnished brown ale with a good long-lasting head and fuddy, sweet aroma. In the mouth it is rich and chocolaty with a syrupy fruitiness. Smooth and satisying.
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Rich and malty throughout with plenty of burnished roasty notes in both the aroma and flavour. Chocolate and hints of hazelnut with black cherries make up the exciting character of the beer.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Boot, Sarratt, Herts. Deep amber colour with small white head. Malty, fruity aroma. Sweet, malty, fruity, caramel taste. I didnít think that this was an old ale, slightly similar to Fullers ESB.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Gravity cask at Chiltern brewery shop] 4.9% ABV on cask. Chestnut-red with slight off-white head. SLight to moderate carbonation More like an ESB than an old ale - some bitterness, earthy, lots of fruit (apple and blackberries). Hints of plum sourness. Decent beer.
berkshirejohn (3644) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[500ml bottle.] Reddish copper with a thick cream head that rapidly fades; stewed fruit aroma; fruity malt body with a peppery bitterness to finish. Pleasant enough, but probably better from the cask.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Oxford BF ’08. Bright amber with a small white head. Attractive sweet berry fruit aroma, later revealing grapefruit and caramel. Sweetness, sourness and some grass in the taste. A faint bitterness at the close. This was my beer of the festival, largely because off that wonderful, complex aroma