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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1833) - 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 beerÖ but oddly itís still not a patch on the bottled version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theprof (106) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Cask. Dark chestnut with white top. Aroma of biscuit malts. Taste of caramel, syrup and dark fruit, dates, prunes. Full bodied with a lasting coat to the palate. This used to be a rare treat in my Lancastrian youth when real ale was scarce and it still pleases even if it is less exceptional. All I lacks is a winter night and an open fire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5901) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2015
Appearance: Unclear amber-ish color with a nice tan head.
Aroma: Toffee and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, fruity, bready and mild roasted.
Overall impression: Nice tasty ale when you get bored with all the dull blonde and bitter cask ale.
Personal stats: On tap at J.J. Moonís in Tooting/Wimbledon, England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7005) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (797) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1302) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13441) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3329) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (304) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - 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.

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