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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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle: Dark ruby coloured, small off-white foamy layer, sweet dark-malt, port-wine and ashes in the nose; bitter-sweet, a bit alcoholic flavour; malty, roasted-malty, a bit vinous, slightly bitter finish. Pleasant stuff.......

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
500ml bottle from Tesco. Ruby chestnut body with a coffee coloured head leaving good lacing;citrus, malt, and honey on the nose; smooth and full bodied, some banana, and chocolate but also burnt cinder toffee. To me the burnt sugar is the dominating flavour, leaving a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of citrus fruits and malt. Pours a dark ruby colour with a tan head. Flavours surfacing are citrus fruits, dark chocolate, malt and hops. The alcohol is not overpowering. A complex palate - to be consumed slowly to allow the rich flavours to come through. A good ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle from Tesco. Rich fruity aroma, pours a deep dark reddish brown with creamy beige head and good lacing. Flavours of banana, honey, liquorice, rich chewy malt. Smooth, warming mouthfeel, long finish with spicy hop and roasted malt tang. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
dark ruby red,rich malt, full cherry fruit malt with a bitter honneynessin finis

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle from Tescos. The commercial description above is very accurate. Quite a massive flavour for a 6.5% beer, packing way more than might be expected from a Belgian beer of this strength. This is really a truimph, trumping Old Peculier (in my opinion) as the best bottled old ale to be widely available.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
bottle from tesco, poured almost black in colour, no head on the first pour strangely enough but a white head on the second. strong aroma of malt and toffee followed by a good dose of chocolate and caramel coffee, serious stuff, an excellent beer and quite surprised too

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaid6 (26) - Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
medium brown creamy head near black body, malty chocolate and honey notes, long finish good traditonal english ale

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1802) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle bought from Tesco. Pleasant malty aroma, light brown head, very dark brown body. Wonderful flavour and a real sweet aftertaste with a long finish. A good old traditional English winter warmer Ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
Deep dark brown hue, almost black. Thin light brown head. Toffee, coffee nose with a large helping of coco. This follows through to the flavour, which is rich on the palate with a fairly long chocolatey after taste . A high standard of beer.


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