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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3764) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2430) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask @ Muckle Cross, Elgin.
Dark ruby brown, rich thick white head. Very good lacing on glass.
Aroma of roasted malt, fruity, hint of chocolate and liquorice.
Taste - Malty with sweet malts, some roasted malt, molasses, hint of liquorice, dark moderately bitter chocolate, bit of coffee. Quite complex. Very good flavour.
Palate - soft carb, smooth mouthfeel, Finish of roast malt, dark bitter chocolate with a background of sweetish caramel and roasted malts.
A very well made beer, flavoursome and smooth. .In very good condition today - impressed with this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4133) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2011
Cask @ Society Room, JDW. Brown-reddish colour, offwhite head. Nose is caramel malts, toffee, wood polish. Flavour is toffee, wood polish, bit of liquorice, nutty. Slightly bitter finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1619) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
On cask at Agricultural Hotel, Penrith. My friends always raved about this, but I’d tried it before and wasn’t keen. Tried it again yesterday and it was good. A smoky, dark ale with complex flavours. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2297) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2011. A dark brown coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, roasty, malty, slightly sweet. Had this many times before, a solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3690) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Cask @ The Society Room JDW. Dark brown colour with a good head. Mild grassy malt aroma. Big caramel, chocolate & nutty flavour. Smooth with coffee aftertaste. A really good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium tight head. Aroma is some mild coffee. Some roast to start and a smooth chocolate coffee finish. Very smooth and clean in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12132) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2011
Cask at the Wharf. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, dust, roasted malt, caramel. Flavour is dry, fruit, hop, caramel, roasted malt. bitter finish. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14937) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
Cask at The Wharf. A clear copper colored beer with a small off-white head. The aroma has a roasted coffee-like chocolate domination and some pleasant fruity hops. Dry in the mouth, full body. The flavor has roasted malts and dark chocolate, both hoppy and roasted bitterness. Some fruits. Bitter, roasted finish with some fruits. Quite pleasant and tasteful. 101020

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