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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Roasty malt aroma withhints of licorice. Dark coppery brown with khaki head. Malty rich with balancing hops and licorice in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2012
The colour is dark red. The taste is hoppy, creamy, a bit flowery-sweet, salty and it just has a bit CO². For me it could be more roasty and in some parts it is to mild. => Ok 10/8/8/8/-/8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Red chestnut colour with almost opaque look. Slight hint of coffee with a medium thic cream coloured head. Slight bitterness with a smooth taste. Rich flavour with a complex aftertaste. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1621) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Chestnut with a moderate, creamy head. Wood, chocolate and coffee with a light bitterness. Mellow, indulgent and tasty, this is a lovely beer… but oddly it’s still not a patch on the bottled version.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Dark ruby with a brown look and a thin white head. Smells of a proper old ale. Like a spirit and a malt beer. Light roast. Frothy smooth medium body. Taste of dark roast malt, dark berry, chestnut and caramel. Smooth but seems like its missing something. A little bland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in May 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Strong malty aroma with sweet treacle toffee notes long in intensity. Thick creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf base with molasses and prunes soaked in syrup. Good hop presence with a earthy, wet leaves and bread notes in the aftertaste. Finish is malty and robust with sweet maple syrup and walnut notes. An excellent Old Ale and worth seeking out in cask. Superb stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
A pint that depends upon where you have it, but it’s always good at The Bank Tavern, Keswick. Dark, not quite opaque, fairly flat with a tight, small head. Roasty malt aroma and then distinct coffeeish flavour and balanced bitterness. Good brew for winter evenings

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (994) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
5.1% dark red colour with a good head, roasted malt aroma and nice roasted flavor, very good on draught or in bottles.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3258) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 1, 2012
Cask@bridgehouse Belfast. Dark ruby with dense off-white foamy head. Aroma of redcurrants and malt extract. Fairly sweet with a touch of treacle. Robust mouth feel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjghr (3) - Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
Brilliant beer. I love the cross-over feel of it - part traditional strong, part porter. Lots of flavour, rich and quite malty. Lovely creamy head.


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