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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.


JohnCook101's rating

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (394) - - JAN 26, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours deep brown with moderate head. Malty and slightly zesty aroma. Rich malt flavour with moderate bitterness, some spice and toast. Light smokiness but not too heavy. Pretty enjoyable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (399) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from the Old Windmill, Coventry. Deep dark red, medium body, soft carbonation. Liquorice and toffee malt. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8331) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
Very thick, utterly stable, dirty-creamcoloured head over redbrown to chestnut, clear beer. Caramel, toffee and mocha, sweet. Faintly roasted. Bitterish-roasted, with burnt caramel all over, and surprisingly little sweetness, if any. Bit of parsley, and again mocha. After some time, hints at hops. Light to maybe medium body, certain slickness, feels better carbonated than it looks. Not too sweet, which is good. Still, I’m sure I would prefer a cask in the Lake District.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (449) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with copper reflexes, rocky head, decent lacing. Aroma is burnt, some ash, a bit of herbal hops. Medium bitterness. Light body. Ok, but nothing spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Beers Of Europe [160115]
Dark copper brown, clear, frothy off white head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel, some toasted malts, dab of rust, hint of coffee roast
Taste of caramel, some spicy earthy hops, soft toasted malts, slight dark bitter chocolate, twiggy hops, dab of roast, slight dark fruits
Palate - Medium carb and body, smooth, soft bitter roast. Finish as main flavour, fairly bitter earthy tail
Overall - Less complex that I remember on cask, seems less malty.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (86) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Very dark, red tinted with off white head that coats the glass. Earthy nutty aroma. Good carbonation. Very easy drinking well balanced earthy malty flavour with herbal hop bitterness to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FishersFirst (1) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
Light malt sweetness, burned toffee and dark fruits on the nose. Low earthy, herbal hop. Biscuit, burned toffee light choc and mild roast on the palate. Firm bitterness lingers. Medium to full body. Perhaps a bit harshly bitter in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (409) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours medium brown, single finger tan coloured head. Very clear. Aroma of toasty malts, spice, caramel, toffee...Taste of smoke, liquorice, caramel, toffee, toasted malts, some spice...very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle - every time I’ve had this on cask before it always seems to be slightly off, so I decided it’d be a good idea to pick up a bottle. Copper coloured with a foamy cream colour head. Aroma of coffee, biscuit and cocoa. Taste of chocolate, biscuit and caramel. Medium body, light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (217) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Dark bronze color. Malt aroma (caramel, bread), toffee, fruits. Same taste with good and rich maltiness, caramel, dark fruits, a little hop.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (528) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 22, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with some hints of nuts and vanilla... the taste is caramel with notes of plum, black currant, chocolate and licorice... sweet and dry aftertaste...


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