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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2231) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swapp (258) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (56) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6063) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgajdaczewa (873) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1339) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldfusionrad (16) - - OCT 18, 2013
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through word games. :) Significantly better in cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Very dark brown almost black non-amber pour. Can’t believe they left the sneck lifter story out of the description but I’m not going to add it here because it doesn’t describe what the beer is like so you’re missing out. Bit malty, bit hoppy, bit wheaty. There you go, much better.

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