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

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common

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


SnowyChainsaw's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SnowyChainsaw (4) - - JAN 15, 2013
a dark reddish brown ale with roasted and caramel notes. balanced, creamy, and easy to drink dispite the high abv. lovely


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask at the Lord Rosebery, Scarborough. Pours clear dark brown, cream coloured head. Aromas of treacle toffee, caramel. Taste is more burnt toffee. Medium body. Astringent on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (604) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Cask at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marstonís) A clear ruby brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, raisin, dark fruits, a little toast and some liquorice. Taste is similar of roasted malts, caramel, raisin, dark fruits, some spicy cherry, liquorice, subtle coffee and some woody, earthy hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A toffee sweetness with a earthy bitterness in the finish. The best beer from Jennings. A warming, malty old ale, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1283) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
On tap in a pub between Hull and Beverley. Tasty dark ale, with a nice appearance and aroma. Quite decent tipple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Cask at the Pommellers Rest, Tower Bridge, 03/01/15 cheers to Ian for grabbing me this one. Clear chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is biscuit, toffee, dark malts. Taste comprises biscuit malt, straw, spice, toffee, light fruit notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Old.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3170) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Cask at the Kings TUn JDW, deep mahogany with a lasting coarse ivory head, a roasty nose with notes of toffee and dark marmalade carries through onto the palate. Warming with Seville orange, burnt caramel, an earthy bitterness and light spicy woody notes. A favourite of mine in bottle, itís great to see it is even better on cask.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Very warming ale. Full of flavour. Licorice, and dark fruits to the fore. Spot on carbonation. I have shunned this in the past when itís been on at the local pub but never again. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2100) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Coffee, cocoa, wooden, earthy, grain, light honey/flowery hops in the back. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Full and soft. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4493) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; dark brown pour with a thick beige head, fruity aroma, taste is fruity quite sweet a hint of wood feint coffee, quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2117) - 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.

4.9
   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.


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