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


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RATINGS: 261   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3155) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy darkish copper brown with airy off-white head. Dusty aroma of malt and caramel with a note of roasted nuts. Dusty, bitter flavour of hops and malt with roasty notes. Not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (324) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
#17 - I will have to re rate this at a later date... my notes are unreadable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. A roasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel but the nose is a little weak. The taste is initially a fruity, malty, caramel flavour but slowly changes into some big smokey/burnt notes, coffee and very dark chocolate. Faint but pleasant liquorice notes in the aftertaste. A very good beer, underrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
I’m so glad this ale is from the pure lake district. That makes all the difference. Its deep amber with a thick, frothy, light beige head. This beer is sweet and gummy smelling. The flavor is same as are a lot if not most of the beers in Hong Kong. That’s all I get. Old english bitter and thick guminess. I appreciate the story on the bottle but I don’t think the fact the expiry is 15 months past due will help this beer’s situation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (801) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Roasted,nuts,caramel and floral aroma ; Clear dark brown-red color with bigger lasting head ; Nicely balanced sweet and bitter taste ; Longer finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1943) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
260413. Bottle at home. Pours really dark ruby with a nice head. Aroma caramel, toffee. Sweet English hoppy body. A bit like a mild Golden Pride. Not Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2997) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Bottle from B & M Home Bargains; dark brown pour with off white head, caramel malt aroma, caramel taste bit earthy wet leaves woody some fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (696) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 14, 2013
Clear amber with medium off white stable head. Lacing. Aroma.. quite malty, caramel, bit fruits. Sweet with moderate bitter finish. Nothing extraordinary, but enjoyable nicely balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (405) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Nose is appealing; smoke, caramel, burnt sugar, woodchips. Appearance is a ruby red. Taste is poor relative to the exciting nose, notes of smoke, coffee, a touch of molasses, and a slight sour apple finish leading to sweetness. The nose is nice, but the taste too shallow. i suspect it suffers from being being bottled and pasteurised, I would want it draft, but would not return to the bottle quickly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (661) - DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep clear red color with a one-finger off-white head. A bit of malt in the aroma and not much else. Taste is of malt, caramel, nuts, burned wood and smoke. The aftertaste is of malt, smoke and perhaps a bit of licorice. Very smooth and quite good.

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