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Brewed by Dent
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sedbergh, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
This rich and complex, chestnut coloured beer has a warming, dry finish to follow its unusual combination of sweet and bitter flavours. A coffee aroma, with hints of fruit, precedes chocolate malt, dried fruit and hops, which vie for attention in the taste.


gjkulverston's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gjkulverston (10) - kirkby stephen cumbria, - MAY 17, 2004
Cask Conditioned at kings head hotel Ravenstonedale cumbria just down the road from Dent this is a great strong beer full of flavour and rich in colour with a good head and strong after flavour in the mouth i love this beer


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, rich malty aroma, taste is light bitterness and malty with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Cask in the George and Dragon, Dent. Not sure how this is a strong ale at 4.5%. Pours chestnut with a small cream head. Aroma is raisin. Strong raisin notes and quite sweet. A little coffee too. A bit different, but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottled 05/05/13. A classic brown coloured beer with an off-white ring of head. Malty with lots of fruit. A bit sweet and sour. The sourness is probably not deliberate. An old fashioned bitter slightly tainted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3893) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Clear brown coloured ale with a small head. It has a lovely soft coffee aroma and similarly gentle smooth taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Cask at the Grape and Grain Autumn beer festival, Crystal Palace. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Cherry and raisin aroma. Toffee and raisin flavour. Fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
From BA: Feb 2008 with an update at the back from Feb 2012: Brown 500ml bottle, unable to read the best before date, hope it was OK. Poured into a Corsendonk tulip glass twice, because I can. Lovely dark brown colour, mahogany wood brown, no head, just a collar almost straight away. I like to have a head on my beers though. The aroma is all about the malts used in the brew, rich toasted almost burnt smell, warming is another way of putting it. The taste doesn’t live up to the richness of the aromas, still flavoursome and very malty none the less, hops also appear within taste, a sweetness comes into the beer as it warms too. Maltiness apart, there is very little to this beer and you would never guess it had 4.5% within. Was expecting more from this, not as good as I’d hoped, average at best. Update 17th Feb 2012: Had a pint (Cask) last night and really enjoyed it. Those malt flavours I mentioned in the original review were still in major control but the overall tasting was a lot more balanced and if I’d been scoring the beer on last nights findings it would have been higher in every box apart from the smell score which would have stayed at 4.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Cask handpull, Whitefriars, Coventry, 25/02/12. Almost stouty mahogany in the gloom with a tuft of cream suds. Sourish, berry-accented, yeasty aroma. More berries, cocoa dusted plum, stone fruit yeastiness on the palate. Pleasant malty bitter, if a little dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2011
First tasted this in the Fox & Hounds, Houston in November 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark mahogany in colour with a thick creamy buff white head. Soft mocha and caramel in the long sweet aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a chewy moist maltloaf base with maple syrup and dates present. Spicy hop resins give a short bitter aftertaste. Finish is heavy on the malt with caramel and raisin fruit present. A superb session ESB style ale and worth seeking out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2010
500ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
6 Definitely an old aroma, a bit of sweet walnut.
3 Mid brown, brief head
6 Sherry definitely there. Tastes older and stronger than it is.
3 Smooth palate, carbonation low. A little nutty, but in a stale way.
12 Mixed feelings about this, would like to have again, a bit younger.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Toffee malt aroma with a hint of spicy hops. Clear chestnut color with small head. Sweet creamy toffee malt flavor with a light peppery finish. Medium body. Not bad.


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