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Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ward off Jack Frost with this delicious roasted chestnut beer. Crystal and chocolate malt give depth of colour and flavour to this wonderful Winter warmer. Guaranteed to warm your cockles on a cold Winters night. Style: Bitter; ABV: 4.2%; See: Chestnut; Smell: Malty, Roast; Taste: Hoppy, Roasted, Malty; Bitter: 4; Sweet: 2.5


foxo82's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, - FEB 4, 2013
Hand pulled at The Dog, Harvington, Worcs. Standard dark brown bitter with no remarkable features. Slight malt but lacking flavour, like so many seasonal ales.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (303) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma of yeasty malt, herbs, faint hops and fruit and vinegar. Taste of black treacle, grassy hops and a bitter, dry finish. Has some hints of apple and its quite sweet. I quite enjoyed it, but it did taste like it had started to go off.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1023) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask the gate wakefield. Chestnut colour good white head lacing. Weak aroma malts. Taste is malty some hops. Medium body soft carbonated standard bittr

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Briar Rose Birmingham 24/02/14. A brown beer with a tight white head and lace. A thin malty slightly fruity bitter. Plain and uninteresting. Didnít warm my cockles.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Cask at the Malloys, Watford on 11 February 2014. Poured a clear light amber colour with a tight white head. Aroma of cooked apples, vinegar and some flowery hop at the background. Stale malt flavour, some sugary water and ill judged winter warmer spices. Finish was tart and slightly acidic.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mR_fr0g (2403) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Light copper colour clear sticky off white head. Aroma is bad apple tart and vinegar, stale malt and non descript spices. Flavour light candy apple stale malt and muddled spices. Tart finish. Christmas beer in February not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1690) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Golden amber beer with large head and excellent lacing. Aroma of hops. Taste is biscuit, spice, bitter hops and some citrus. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Pours clear gold with a creamy, off-white foam head. Lightly toasted, bready malts in the nose. Light sweet flavor with dry leaves, toasty sugars, dry bread, faint toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with toasted bread, light sticky toasted sugars, bitter leaves, faint dry caramel. Basic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Cask at the Old Gaolhouse (JDW), Winchester. Reddish amber with a tight cream head; sweet, fruity, caramel, aroma; soft caramel flavour with a hint of spice; and some gentle grassy bitterness before a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3484) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Clear copper coloured bitter with a frothy head. Crisp for a winter beer but with little flavour. Has a small maltiness in its nose.


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