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Brewed by Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)
Style: Old Ale
Walsall, England

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle.
A firm favourite with the customers who have fond memories of the days when this beer would be “mulled” using a red hot poker, to enhance it’s aroma. It is brewed using pale, crystal and black malts with a little high maltose syrup. The beer’s natural sweetness is balanced using Progress, Fuggle and Golding hops.
Tasting notes: A warming aroma with hints of chocolate, fruit and malt gives way to a complex full palate of chocolate, fruit and liquorice. The finish is long and the overall impression is of a superbly crafted, smooth and well-balanced beer, which many will testify is deceptively strong.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 10.4.2009

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5951) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090313.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruits and malts. Flavor of ripe fruits, caramel, toffee and some light spice notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 12.02.2009
Aroma has riupe fruits, malty notes, some caramel and toffee. Flavour is malty and somewhat sweet with fruity notes, toffee, caramel and hints of licorice. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3503) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Oct 2006 from BA: I enjoyed this bottle, poured into a Gordon’s Thistle glass (twice because of the bottle size). It looked great, dark, very dark brown, with a thick light brown foaming head. Sadly the head shrank away very swiftly. Burnt caramel and chocolate aroma, which carried on into the taste and mouthfeel. Tasted just like a good quality, strong brown ale, but without the sweetness often found in browns. At £1.09 for the 500ml bottle, it is well worth seeking out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1287) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
(This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 21, 2011
Brotiger Antrunk, weich, mild. Danach unscheinbarer, nicht unbedingt harmonisch, langweilig malzig, später auch muffig. Erst im Abgang wieder frischer durch Getreidenoten, etwas röstig. Insgesamt trinkbar aber unspektakulär. 7/7/7/8/11/7

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2624) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
500ml bottle at 5.3%. Pours dark ruby brown with a medium head. Aroma is slightly sour cream and some dark fruity malt underneath. Some sour malt to start. Sour creamy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2356) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours very dark brown colour with thin beige head. Aroma is toffee and dark syrup mostly. Flavour is salty licorice and a hint of sweetness in form slightly burnt brown sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (991) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a murky black, with a medium off-white head, leaving quite good lace. Strong toffee and whipped cream mingle on the nose. There is an unmistakable toffee and date pudding taste to begin, with candied fruit following it and a nice citrus hop finish. A well-balanced beer, which goes down very easily, and would be a good session drinker.


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