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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask: Regular
An award winning beer, a strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours, which create an intriguing beer of great character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Aroma: light caramel, strong bread and grain malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweetness, bread, cereals, carmel, light bitters only at the end. Overall: great Old Ale, nice aroma and palate. Pint at The Elleray, Windermere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
codex (3) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Cask, Sun Inn Pooley Bridge. My favourite old ale. Dark with a light creamy head that clings to the glass to the finish. Licorice, caramel, coffee taste with a smooth finish. Great in winter in front of a log fire, but I can also drink year round. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (788) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Re-rate, last time I had this it had turned sour. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Super retention and some good lacing. Aroma of biscuit, chocolate and cocoa. Taste of biscuit, grass, chocolate and light roasted malts with a lightly sweet finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (968) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
Dark pour with a medium head. Chocolate, toffee and malt aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate, but not too strong, and bitter on the finish. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: liquorice, caramel/toffee, fruity, roast and chocolate malts. Taste: Low/ medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering caramel, liquorice finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Very Dark Brown with reddish tinge. Very Malty; roasty malts (almost burnt), chocolate and coffee, caramel and toffee. Hints of fruit (berries). Hoppy; some hop or malt bitterness. Quite burnt bitter malty throughout. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
(Cask): Ruby amber colour, off white head. Aroma of berries, malt, wood, smoke. Flavour is nice and malty with fruity sweetness leading into a caramel and nutty finish. Smokey/charred notes present throughout. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cask gravity at White Horse. It pours deep ruby with a small beige. The nose is berry, jammy, toast, juicy, caramel and Vimto. The taste is wood, tangy, red berry, toast, roasty, juicy fruit, jam and dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A big improvement on the bottled version. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldfusionrad (17) - - OCT 18, 2013
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through word games. :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1549) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Opaque chocolate brown. Light aroma of forest fruit malt. Not overly great taste, full but simple. Sweet with a token bitterness. Decent but by no means outstanding strong bitter.

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