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

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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.


wheresthepath's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1469) - Buckinghamshire, - 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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
codex (2) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (146) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spiciness, coffee and roasted malt with a hint of alcohol and orange. Taste of lots of roasted malt and bitterness with coffee and chocolate. Tastes a lot of alcohol. I actually found the alcohol a bit overpowering, not something I would like to drink a lot of.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
Dark pour with a medium head. Chocolate, toffee and malt aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate, but not too strong, and bitter on the finish. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (717) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: liquorice, caramel/toffee, fruity, roast and chocolate malts. Taste: Low/ medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering caramel, liquorice finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Very Dark Brown with reddish tinge. Very Malty; roasty malts (almost burnt), chocolate and coffee, caramel and toffee. Hints of fruit (berries). Hoppy; some hop or malt bitterness. Quite burnt bitter malty throughout. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
(Cask): Ruby amber colour, off white head. Aroma of berries, malt, wood, smoke. Flavour is nice and malty with fruity sweetness leading into a caramel and nutty finish. Smokey/charred notes present throughout. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5553) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cask gravity at White Horse. It pours deep ruby with a small beige. The nose is berry, jammy, toast, juicy, caramel and Vimto. The taste is wood, tangy, red berry, toast, roasty, juicy fruit, jam and dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A big improvement on the bottled version. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldfusionrad (13) - - OCT 18, 2013
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through word games. :)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Opaque chocolate brown. Light aroma of forest fruit malt. Not overly great taste, full but simple. Sweet with a token bitterness. Decent but by no means outstanding strong bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask at The Shrewsbury Hotel, Shrewsbury. Dark brown colour, liquorice, leather but still quite a fresh taste with pleasing bitterness. Ok.


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