Brewed by Loddon Brewery
Style: Old Ale
Dunsden, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Seasonal - December to January.
Brewed using the ever popular English Goldings with the addition of Fuggle Hops, pale and dark malts, with a small amount of invert sugar, combine to form a rich, smooth traditional dark ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1855) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Kobber skum råhvid tæt Træ citrus malt nødder Bitter modrat sød lidt Flad tør @ jwd manc

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
amhart88 (107) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Dark ale. Caramel, biscuity sweetness well offset by a roasted malty bitterness. Brown sugar, molasses, a hint of coffee bean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Don2711 (389) - - FEB 8, 2016
Chestnut appearance. Dark. No old flavours and aroma poor. Reasonable bite on palate. All in all dissapointing given appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Cask a The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.09/pint. Very dark brown beer with a foamy, cream-coloured head. The nose isn’t great and has basement notes, a lot of booze and some sweet malts as well as biscuit and over-ripe dark fruits. The taste is largely bitter and boozy. It’s an unsubtle ale that bludgeons the tastebuds and tastes all of its 4.6% ABV. Some bread, brandy and plum flavours do little to improve it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Cask pint in my local Wetherspoons on 8th Jan 2016. Deep chestnut body with a decent head that gave some impressive lacing: malts rule the brew throughout. Semi-sweet with a dry finish. Didn’t pick up any ’old ale’ style flavours and aromas. Decent enough even if it didn’t feel like an ’old ale’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Cask at WHOAF 2014, London. It pours a light brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, nutty, with notes of toasted bread, roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet with notes of roasted malts, bread dough, caramel, nuts, milk chocolate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Fruity; hints of fruits. Quite dry. Bitter roast malty throughout. OK. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2013
tobacco aroma, snus-like. massively appley RNs. not a heavy palate, but not light either. sweetish malts, very nice dry earthy bitterness. Looks great, dark and an extremely sticky bready head, lots of lacing, more than markku’s guinness - thanks! Very nice old ale, has all of the mellowness you’s want, lots of roast. even a touch of burntness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 31, 2013
Cask@ bridge house JDW.
Dark copper, fluffy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt and stewed plums on the nose. Full bodied, with slight burnt sugar astringency, sweet malt, earthy hops, long creamy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Dec 2012 - draught - strong rum start with a milder finish. Quite well rounded, but not overly nice.

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