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Great Oakley Delapre Dark

Brewed by Great Oakley
Style: Old Ale
Towcester, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Delapre Dark (4.6%) is a black old ale with full flavour made from 5 different malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4752) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh (25 Apr 2016), chocolate, coffee malt aroma, near black with a thin lasting creamy beige head and excellent lacing, earthy, coffee, milky, roast malt flavour, very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
On cask at Wandsworth Common Beer festival, pours a super dark brown with a loose tan head. The smell is super toasty dark malt, brown sugar and dark fruit. The taste is as the smell, roasty with a dry ending. Light+ with fine carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Gravity cask at the London Drinker BF 2014. Pours deep brown with a frothy, khaki head. The nose gives off dark bread, light cocoa and dried, dark fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor with torched wood bitterness, baking cocoa, leathery dark fruits and earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; pretty good condition. Moderate sweetness to finish with dynamic dried dark fruit character, some ashy roast, bitter scorched earth, further bittersweet baking cocoa. Fairly tasty, some good depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dar ruby colour with a rocky tan head. Aroma was marmite saltiness, roast malt and coffee. Slight flavour of cheese with some dried fruit and brown sugar. Finishes with bitter burnt malts, earthy dryness and hints of Oxo... Not sure if all the salty flavours were deliberate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
At Rutland Beer Festival... dark almost black. No head and thin body. Complex flavour, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Dark chestnut with cream head. Quite a bitter, malty beer with a slight nutty edge, quite drying although a touch of thinness. It’s ok without being particularly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21582) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2011
bottle at home ... dark black ... bubbly tan head ... soft chocolate ... roast malt nose ... ligth chocolate bitterness ... wooody malts ... chocolate ... light bitterness ... little metalic ...ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
Bottled. Ambery brown colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, some caramel malts, mild nutty and toasted notes as well. Flavour is dark dry fruits, some fruity and floral notes along with caramel malts, some raisins as well as grassy and herbal notes. Toasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle conditioned. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt as well as lighter notes of honey. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, nuts, and caramel, leading to a dry, bitter, and nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Chocolate, dark malty, breadish and mild fruity. Slight acidic touch. Lasting fruity and slight acidic finish.

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