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Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, November seasonal
This golden-brown bitter has a chocolate, toffee and roasted malt aroma, leading to a biscuity flavour and a long, dry hop finish.
Hops used: Challenger, Fuggles, Goldings.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight fruity. Dry breadish and roasted malt flavoured. Roasted and caramelish. Dry and slight bitter into the finish.7-4-7-3-14=3.5

From cask at Tennents. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toffee caramelish to roasted breadish. Sweet, breadish and dark caramelish. Subdued sweetness. Roasted and mild bitterness to malt. Ends lingering roasted malty.7-3-7-3-14=3.4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Cask @ Ship Tavern, Holborn WC2. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Cask Conditioned at The Bree Louise, London
Dark amber color; foamy head. The aroma is very light, minty if possible. Ordinary caramel flavor and some darker chocolate, correct bitterness. Smooth and round mouthfeel, but mostly boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2010
cask at hectors ... amber ... creamy off white head ... soft fruity berrynose ... light creamy toffeee malt ... light dry hop linger

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask handpull at The Pheasant Ashford. Clear pale chestnut colour. Lasting creamy head from sparkler. Malty aroma. Lovely rich mid brown malts. I mean its a tasty malty best bitter. Ticks all the boxes with an extra one for being just damn good. The reason I like drinking bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2008
Cask conditioned at The Bree Louise, Euston, London. Chestnut with white head. A malty dry bitter, quite smooth and full with a hazelnut flavour in the background. Some peppery hop late on. Reasonable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton An amber coloured beer with a loose white head. Som fruits and toffee in the nose, with wood and nuts joining them in the mouth. Quite Autumnal and tasty. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Score unaltered

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask at the Kings Highway, Inverness, 19/10/13. Clear copper coloured with a good sized off white head. Nose is thin, light bready malts, hint of fruit. Taste carries more depth, caramel, fruit, hint of coffee cake (yeah!), biscuit malt. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, good conditioning on this number leading to a malt lead subtle bitterness in the closure. Ok innoffensive offering I guess!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask, The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Amber with a thin head. Aromas are dark treacle malts with raisins and lemon. Yeasty with hints of sulphur. Earthy with plummy notes. Flavours are sweet toasted toffee with raisins and spices. Dry tea with a lightly bitter fruity finish. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
The Anchor, Burbage. Pale ruby with a creamy foam. Cinder toffee and cheap coffee granule aroma. Pleasant, coffee-dusted, mild-type brew with a mellow roasted finish and Crunchie afters. Like Snecklifter on form, actually a pretty decent beer. Marstons are yet to destroy this far flung outpost of their empire.


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