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Brewed by Jennings (Marston’s)
Style: Old Ale
Cockermouth, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Cask [ gravity ] at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium brown amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, roasted, berry, spicy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, with a peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [140908]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
(EBF 2008) Cask. Amber color, small offwhite head. Somewhat smoky aroma, hoppy, grassy. Frutiy sourish flavor with spicy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
(Cask) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Hard roasted malt aroma. Medium body, flat, hard roasted malts and a wee coffeeish touch. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 140908

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
[on cask at EBF 2008] Chocolatey-nutty aroma with very gentle floral hops and sherry notes. Dark chestnut appearance with a very fine ring. Walnutty-bitter sherry flavour with a little malt. Not creamy. Strong chocolate and mocha notes. Low carbonation, almost clean, nutty finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
Cask at EBF08. Deep amber. Dry bitterness. Some chocolate and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12074) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Cask @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours deep, clear, brown with almost no head. Nice aroma, sherry, wood, toffee and good caramel - just a touch of chocolate. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of toffee, light chocolate and good sherry notes. Good dryness in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
Cask at EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13
Clear dark copper color, white head. Smooth yet dry malty taste. Malty sweet scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber, clear and with a lacing slight tan head. Light breadish yet fruity hops base flavour with a mild hoppy acidity. Smooth and fresh hoppy finish with a light bitternesster into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
Cloudy dark amber with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel. sweet flavour with roasted malt, ripe fruits and caramel hints. Ends sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
On tap in York. Creamy, bitter ale with a nice balanced bitter finish, nice malt and sweet flavours. Pretty good.


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