tombyars (1556) - 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.
thellgren (666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint @ The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. This has the malty flavour of the bottled version but also something extra. A taste that is hard to explain coming from the live yeast. Just a bit dryness also in a nice way. Quite excellent!
PlantCityJax (48) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Malty brown beer. Tasted a little "thin" but that may be due to it being from a cask.
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Mjp12 (1238) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather sweet malt aroma, which is not really balanced out by the complexity of the flavours.
The_Osprey (5288) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton. As íTheakston Old Peculierí. Very dark brown with a red hue, creamy off-white head endures and leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is cardboard, molasses and underlay. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is raisin, rum, bread, gluey, varnish, apple peel, spicy finish. Just not my type of thing.
Garrold (3652) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via handpump, Cross Keys, Handsworth, Sheffield. One of those Iíd have put money on having already rated. Anyway, in its dimpled mug, itís dark, copper coloured, with an unclean lines haze. Film of sticky, cream coloured head. Nose is fruity and vinous. Hint of chocolate malts. Hint of vanilla. Taste has a vinous, tart streak, with some caramel sweetness on the lips. Itís not in good nick, but itís very drinkable. Iíve had better pints of this, but this is still good, to the tune I might have another...
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, half. Railway Tavern. Chelmsford, 23rd December 2015.
Opaque. Black. Some white/beige lacing. Blackcurrants, figs and leather on aroma. A bit like Kenís leather jacket! Vintage! Taste is blackcurrants, licorice, leather. vinous almost port-like notes, some cigar ash and cold espresso. A really good old ale.
redders1974 (683) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much like the bottle plum figs great stuff on rap at the railway greenfield
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl from tap@Homan in pint glass@approx. 6 degrees C (too cold - got better as it heated up). Pours dark ruby with decent off-white head with sufficient retention. Sweet smell of dark fruit and malt with a slight metallic twinge. Taste of Christmas Cake, though the sweetness is kept well in balance by the malt. Caramel, notes of plums, coriander and brown sugar. Rich, but unfortnately with that slight, metallic edge coming in in the aftertaste. Somewhat watery mouthfeel with pretty high carbonation. Interesting, but not my kind of beer - and if it hadnít been for the metallic hint, I would have rated higher
KansaiBeerLvrs (3982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Ship Tavern, deep mahoganey brown with an elegant malt aroma. Smooth nutty, caramel malt flavor without being overly sweet. Good.
zimbo (861) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More black than ruby, this is an appetizing looking pint but is let down by a compromising malt and bitter quality that they both cancel each other out resulting in a pretty non deScript core with no joy. This should be much better.