Brewed by Darwin Brewery
Style: Old Ale
Sunderland, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Cauldron Snout was originally brewed at the High Force Hotel in Forest-in-Teesdale. When the brewery closed the brand was passed onto Darwin to keep the legend alive. Cauldron Snout is often classed as a strong stout, but in reality was brewed as a dark old ale to help warm up the cold winter nights in Teesdale.
A prize winning old ale. Dark and complex with a solid body lingering into a long aftertaste. Bitterness is perfectly matched to the dark malts with persist to provide a spicy and peaty ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A black beer with a red-brown shine under a rim of orangey head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of over ripe fruit, and towards the finish a note of alcohol grows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2007
Bottled@SBWF2007. Very dark reddish brown murky colour, small brown head. Aroma is leathery, roasted malts and some slight earthy notes. Flavour is winous, a bit roasted and some coffeeish notes. Some slight spicyness also noteable once it warms up a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23676) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
Bottled. Opaque very dark brown, no head. Chocolatey and richly malty Notes of port and salty licorice. Soft and medium sweet with balanced bitter finish. An excellent smooth warming stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Black color; thin creamy head. Mild aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Good body strength, a lot of dark caramel flavor, but a bit metallic too; quite sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18321) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Dark amber color, brownish head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa notes, some raisins a bit milky and with vinous notes. Bitter chocolate flavor, cocoa and coffee notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
Cask at Reading Beer Festival. Black in colour, malty, coffee nose. Bit thin in mouth, but oily coating of the gums. Really good coffee malts on the aftertaste. Oily dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled@SBWF 2007
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, small beige head. Toasted coffee beans and hints of lactose. Good body! Coffee, tar with a bit of sweet edge as well. Not far from their porter, this is even a bit tastier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13369) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’07. Dark brown, ruby with bubbly white head. Deep roasted flavours of coffee husk and chocolate malt in a sweetish and winey base. Sticky and full flavoured with a late alcohol kick. Nicely set up Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9923) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2002
Chocolate and sweet black coffee notes as expected. Sweet and sour with a long bitter finish on the palate. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 19/11/2004 Dark slightly rich on the palate with some alcohol. Fruity with some dryness in a lasting roast finish.

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