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

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1696) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a brown color with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, fruit, some caramel and earthiness. The taste is as it smells with a dry slightly bitter aftertaste. The body is light/medium and the carbonation is nice and crisp. Pretty nice stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1028) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
500ml Bottle from supermarket. Dark nutty Brown colour with light tan head. Slight malty aroma. Flavour is a bit dull, but balanced finish with a lightly fruity aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle morrisons. V dark ruby colour off white head a bit of lacing. Aroma is caramel and dark fruits. Taste is slight roasted malts dark fruits with a good dry bitter finish well balanced. Medium body and carbonation. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick tight ivory head. Aroma: Bread, burnt/roast malts, slight smokiness, cold coffee. Taste: Low/medium sweet and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering malty, cold coffee, chocolaty finish. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swapp (200) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - DEC 21, 2013
500 ml bottle , The color are pure brown with thin white foam. Taste are great a bit bitterness with chocolate or cacao aftertaste. this beer is not to watery or over carboned. easy drinkable dark beer, good with meat snacks.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (54) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Aroma thick and sweet - honey and oak. Head beautiful, frothy and white, sticks around. Taste is dark and rich, bitter, real complexity, some metal. This is very nice beer. Pleasant on the palate, deep long bitter finish. Very good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
500ml bottle at home, in a continuing parade of mediocre British ales, with the occasional foreign gem thrown in to assuage the boredom. Brown, malty. Nothing spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgajdaczewa (603) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
W aromacie dominują nuty piwniczne, winne (porto), słodowość i karmel. Zapowiadało się więc świetnie! W smaku w pierwszym wrażeniu było podobnie, jednak z łyku na łyk wszystko zostało przytępione przez silny karmel, było za słodko. Poza tym niska goryczka, nuty drewniane, ciemnych owoców. Mimo wszystko można spróbować.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Mid to dark brown with a hint of red. Carbonation reasonably heavy. Weak aroma of malt loaf, hints of chocolate. The taste is much more bitter than the cask version. Some sweet edges shine through after initial taste, and the bitterness fades a bit in finish. Overall: I want more from this beer but don’t get it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Clear, brown color. Frothy and medium lasting head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Taste is little coffee. Light bitterness, full body. Carbonation is soft.


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