tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, - MAR 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just love this beer, it embodies everything I like about Real Ale. Been drinking OP since 1980 and my dear old father-inlaw managed to get my local Wetherspoons in Saltcoats to stock it as a regular, well done Jimmy! How many pubs in Scotland can say they do OP as a regular? The best examples of dispensed Old Peculier do come from the Masham brewery and other hostelries in North Yorkshire. One of my best ever pints came from the Black Swan, Bedale in June 1987. Cask, handpump dispense. Tasting notes on this pint. Black ruby in colour with ruby highlights and a tight barley white creamy head. Thick rich mouthfeel with a delicious creamy texture. Full bodied with dark malts and roast barley evident. Complex malt combinations giving multi layered flavours. Slight hint of black coffee, roast barley grain, syrupy dates, raisin fruit, treacle toffee but black molasses do dominate overall. Slight prickle of earthy hop resins give a short bitter aftertaste, short in intensity. Malt returns in the sweet finish with big vinous notes of syrupy prunes, muscovado sugar, vinous oak cask and treacle flavours. One of the few ales to remain more or less consistant with the passage of time - long may this continue. This is an all time classic Old Ale and I recommend that you find yourself in one of those North Yorkshire country pubs and drink a bit of nostalgic history.
jjsint (423) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ George Hotel, Hull. Very dark brown, lively with massive head. Liquorice and dark fruit dominate the aroma. A sweet beer, only mildly tempered in the taste with a bitter edge in the finish and aftertaste. A great beer with many imitators but few challengers.
StueyD (1040) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints and a weak off white head. A roasted malt aroma, meaty and nutty, vinous with lots of dark fruit. Dry mouthfeel. A dry roasted malt taste, Marmite meatiness and nutty, with a vinous dark fruit flavour that also brings forward a hint of liquorice. Towards the end is a grassy, hop flavour that refreshes the heavy malt domination.
gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Flying Horse, Gatwick. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel wood and red berries. Smooth and flat mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet dark red berries, lingering berries, ok, but flat as a pancake.
anfractuosity (76) - - DEC 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely fantastic, bought one of their wooden casks of Old Peculier for Christmas - I’d highly recommend. You can taste the vanilla from the wood!
s_hartshorne (468) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask elephant and castle wakeield. A great dark ruby colour good light tan head great lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and dark fruits. Taste is same as aroma with a great bitter finish. Brill thick body. A very very good pint.
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, Dk.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor of caramel, berries and hop bitterness
DroolYeast (62) - Odder, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild sweet malty aroma.
Pours dark brown with red notes. Nice thick foamy head.
Lovely mild and creamy!
Mild bitterness and a little sweet. Very little metallic.
Camons (4837) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Cockney Pub. Pours dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, spice, light earthy. Flavor is malt, wood, caramel, red berries, little earthy. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a light bitter finish. 101213
Smuk (1) - - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally different to the bottled stuff ( stronger too) A toothsome pint that’s full of character.
elbernays (294) - IRELAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask flying horse Gatwick. Pours deep ruby red. Off white foam head. Notes of cherries, bubblegum sweet aroma. Smooth flat beer very slight carbonation. Subtle balanced fruity sweetness with woody oak flavours. Rounded with a pinch of bitterness which really balances team sweetness. This is a subtle complex delight. ABV strength is nicely managed and compliments this beer