Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Old Ale
Cockermouth, England


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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
A dark beer with a reddish tinge derived from the use of coloured malts, perfectly balanced with specially formulated brewing sugars and English aromatic hops. Contains wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2007
A deep black colour and beautiful smoked, bitter taste. Slightly sweet and malty - a proper auld English ale. God bless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
500ml bottle, pours an opaque black with an off white head, lovely aromas of roasted malt, toffee sweetness in the mouth, the roasted flavours carry through too, touches of caramel and coffee, dark chocolate too. a fine beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2007
Bottl. Dark amber colour with a nice off-white head. Toffee, chocolate and bit smoked aroma. Flavour has nice sweet toffee, fruity, bit chocolate, bitter hoppy finish. Tasty ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Aroma gives roasted malts a bit of spicey sweetness and floural hops towards the end. Taste is simialr a bit too burnt for me could do with a bit more rich sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Bottled - A dark brown coloured beer with a decent off-white head and some nice lacing. The aroma is malty, fudgy and woody. The taste is dry with some coffee notes. Brown fruits also. A shortish finish but a tasty well flavoured beer. (7,4,8,3,14(3.6))

Rerate Coffee, bread, malts and dark fruits. Noticed the pasteurization more this time. Still drinkable, but still short in the finish. (6,3,7,3,13(3.2))

Score is an average of the two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle. Clear brownish colour with a medium creamy mostly lasting head. Heavy coffee aroma and taste with notes of malt. Bitter sweet finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Badger1503 (3) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006 does not count
A frothy head which quickly becomes thin. Coffee aroma and flavour. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. It has a pleasant aftertaste that lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5025) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle: Dark borownish-red with a lasting head. Fruity aroma with a pleasantly lingering bitter taste, and a warm afterglow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9166) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle: Deep chestnut-amber coloured, small off-white lacing fluffy head; butterscotch, fruit and almost roasted malt in the nose; dry, stronger bitter flavour; quite dry, fruity and roastmalty finish with an almost coffeeish an hoppy bitterness. Nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Selfridges. Wow where did this one come from? What a little belter! Aroma is akin to something much more hefty but its pretty damn good. Slight manure and tobacco and a bit of funk about it. Then there are apples, caramel, coffee and chocolate. There is a definite stout like character to it. Reasonably complex and of a high quality. A good start. Appearance is a very deep golden brown in the body, topped with a long lasting tan film. In the mouth it is all roasty. Coffee, burnt toast and roasted malt. Notes of biscuit and raisins too that is all rounded off with an underlying sweetness that is just right. The hops are held back for the finish and when they come it leaves a lingering satisfying balance. Yum! A rare high quality English brew.

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