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


on tap

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1443) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark brown beer with residual head and touches of lacing. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is chocolate, licorice and dark berries. A very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2022) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Cask at the moon under water watford. Dark copper colour with a persistent blotchey cream head. Aroma is rye bread and choc with hints of nuts. Flavour is malt forward, nutty choc. But there are some higher alcohols. Raisin berry fruity notes as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hadronzugzwang (1) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013 does not count
This stuff is consistently underrated. Marvellous stuff! It has a caramel/chocolatey zing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rane (853) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Dark brown with s.all palebrown head. Aroma roasted mmalts. Coffe. Taste roasted malts some iterness. Long finish. More like A stout than a n old ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2013
Cask, full pint at Minster Inn. Creamy, tan-coloured head that stays well leaving spotty lacing down the glass. Bright mahogany coloured body – very nice, indeed. Semi-sweet caramel nose. Dark caramel taste added by a touch of chocolate. Smooth roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied. Tasty (York, 26.01.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (476) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Guest Cask at the Clarendon, Leicester. Dark ruby red colour with off white creamy head. Big malty aroma. Surprisingly drinkable. Malty taste with slightly sweet finish and bitter aftertaste. Nice- certainly rather have this than a hobgoblin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SnowyChainsaw (4) - - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
a dark reddish brown ale with roasted and caramel notes. balanced, creamy, and easy to drink dispite the high abv. lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Had this at a pub in the midlands. Its a low abv old ale that is lacking in the palate and flavor departments. I would give this tap a miss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1403) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Cask conditioned at tge Ralph (jdw), Richmond. Medium off white head. Mahogany body. Grainy malt, oak, red fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, toffee, must be some black malt in there, coca coka and some coffee. Pretty bitter. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Not as good or as complex as it once was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Cask. Dark brown with a slight haze, ruby hints and a thick tan head. Deep malt and straw nose. First wave in mouth is malty then a whole swathe of Licorice. Really rich Licorice flavours which then fade back to a pleasant bitter finish with woods and a little malt sweetness.

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