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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Black malts; honey;English grown Fuggles and Progress hops.
"Relax and enjoy the complex palate of malt, chocolate, citrus fruits and hops in this beautifully crafted ale."


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 14, 2012
Light pillow head, an aroma of roasted hops and grass, light herbish, pretty earthy and wooden aromas. Dar brown/black in colour light fizzy liquid with a tan fizzy head. Oily on lips, relatively sweet and a splash of bitterness. Full body slick and oily texture with a long solid finish. Best to be endulged near an open fire - convincing beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before July 2010, drank and reviewed April 2010. Poured twice into a Gordon’s Thislr shaped glass. Deep dark brown/reddy colour with a good thick cream coloured head. The head produced some good lacing and managed to stay through the tasting. Semi-sweet malty aroma, biscuits more than toast or bread, a light burntness/roasty feel to the smell. The taste is half malt, half bitter hop (Fuggles and Progress are used). There is a tangy citrus (pink grapefruit?) feel as well. Well carbonated, the alcohol can be felt but it doesn’t rule the mouthfeel because the body is fairly rich and creamy. Pleasant but no world beater.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2704) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy head. Aroma is honey chocolate malt. Taste is sour chocolate malt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, butter, and cola.Taste is sweet, with light bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2010
Liked this more than I thought I would. Good lift of port and toffee on the nose but not sweet or over the top. More forceful in the palate with a lining of milk chocolate, creamy red wine / port notes and a cleansing kick of hops to finish. Lots of balance here and really looks quite smart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is soft roasted malts, chocolate and fruits. Flavour is soft roasted malts, chocolate, citrus. Sweet caramel finish. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2010
Notes of chocolate and dried fruit in the taste, smooth and easy to drink, looked good in the glass, aroma of roasted malts and drank well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4788) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Fruity nose with notes of yellow apples. Yellow apples, chocolate , some roasted malts flavours for good measure. Interesting old ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2010
Dark brown color, small tan head; aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, butter and honeyish sweetness; medium body, smooth mouthfeel; flavor of roasted malt and fruitness with slightly bitter, but mostly honeyish sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3145) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2009
50cl bottle, Alko. Pours amber, reddish color. Aroma is nice roasted malty with a hint of fruits in it. Flavor is sweet malty and fruity, some caramel and in the finish honey. Not so bitter aftertaste as I expected, but overall a very nice ale.


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