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

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RATINGS: 258   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.


Plovmand's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6459) - Helsinge, - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma is ripe fruit, toasted caramel and brown sugary like. The flavour is toasted malt, caramel, light citrus, light spice and English licorice. Toasted and light roasted finish.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallinghansen (2034) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear chestnut coloured body with a small offwhite head. Malt, metal, dark fruit, sweet caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbionOakley (31) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Lovely dark colour, good body and a smooth feel, this has a strong malt flavour with a chocolate aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Dark brown pour with off white head, caramel malt aroma, caramel taste bit earthy wet leaves woody some fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2503) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from the Spar. Appearance - dark amber with some red chinks. Nicely proportioned head. Nose - honeycomb some smoke and some chocolate biscuit. Taste - toffee and burnt biscuit. Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - quite gnarly but good complexity.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8014) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
500ml bottle from a local Tesco store. Lasting, frothy beige head leaving spotty lacing to the glassware. Clear dark brown body colour. Malt driven aromas, mid-sweet. Dark malty flavours, hints of liquorice, caramel, and ash. Mild roasted bitterness to a prolonged ending. Fine bodied. Nice, a bit unvaried though (hotel room at Leeds University Campus 08.07.2014).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3958) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine one with some chocolate, a bit of straw, some hops and high drinkability. Classic one to enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (3959) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. Pours out in a clear brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of nuts, hops and barley. Taste of mild hops, barley, nuts, caramel, straw and dark berries. Nice one, enjoyed it a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klonu (2) - - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
50cl bottle Caramel and chocolate aroma, very roasty. Foam only lasts for about a minute, itís completely gone afterwards without any lacing whatsoever. Long lasting bitterness, medium body. Malty, with a very subtle hint of hops. I wouldnít necessarily recommend it to a friend, but itís not a bad brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (817) - USA - JUL 2, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield, UK. Enjoyable ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Good call, Marduk - Iíve had this many times, I canít believe Iíve not rated it (then again, Iíve had the cask version anyway). Sweet caramelly aroma, stinky rotten malts. Turns around in the mouth though. Lovely retronasals, chocolatey malts, sweetish caramel. Some huskiness follows in the taste alongside some really deep roast, almost a dry burntness. Palate is simple, a bit sugary, a little fizzy. Finish has slightly thin drying hops, a bit eaerty and herbal. Reminds me of the real ale I once knew, but this is nowhere near, itís fizzy and messy.


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