Brewed by Long Man
Style: Old Ale
Polegate, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.

This original dark beer has soft malt notes of coffee and chocolate that combine with a pleasant light hoppiness to create a rich, full tasting Old Ale of times gone by.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 9, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Clachan London 03/05/13. A near black beer with a whitish head. Pretty good. A dry roasty aroma. A little sweetness in the mouth with more burnt roast. Nicely drinkable. A good all round Old Ale with good sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11367) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours near black with a thick, off-white head. The nose is toasty, earthy roast, dark fruits, jammy berry, burnt fruit cake and a hint of tobacco smoke. The taste is rich, earthy roast, wood, leather, some bitterness, some charred wood, dirt, old leather sofa, firm bitterness and some underlying dried fruits/fruit cake with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Perhaps a touch woody, but it does have a good depth of flavour. A very respectable old ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (2870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, light coffee, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initially some sweets coming up, bread and biscuit malts, some dark chocolate, toasted malts, filter coffee, dark berries. Overall: decent Old Ale, lacks some complexity. Pint at the Tiger Inn, East Dean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1451) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some oats, slight toast, a little liquorice and subtle dark fruits. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some toast, slight liquorice, a little dark fruits and subtle smoked wood. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, roasted, coffee, fruitiness in the finish. Surprised by this, quite porter like. Nice roasted, spicy, fruity flavours but maybe a little thin. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (691) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask. Appearance is almost black, with a beige bubbly head. Aroma- roast malt, coffee, toast, burnt caramel. Taste- dark malts, coffee, slight smokiness, bitter dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Very dark with a decent cream head. Very dark brown with a cream beige foam. Roasted dark malts with blackberries and hints of lemon. Peppery on the palate with sweet weetabix and bready yeast. Earthy with nutty dark chocolate. Has proper depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Deep ruby, dark brown. Nose is dark malts, light sweetness. Taste is quite bitter, a bit stuffy, berries, light roast, dryish bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is chocolate, liquorice, toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet, rich, roasted, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Cask at the standing order... Dark brown black.. Thick tan head.. Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Dark malts.. Heavy malts roast nose.. Dark chocolate.. Big charcoal roast.. Light pine.. Dark roast finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15555) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Gravity dispense at London Drinker BF ’15, day 2, 12/03/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is earthy, biscuit, cocoa, spice, dark maltings. Taste comprises cocoa nibs, liquorice, spice, dark fruit, leather, vanilla, woody notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Solid stuff, lots of depth and flavour for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1614) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask at the Elephant and Castle W8. Deep brown, nice white foam. Complex and malty, treacle toffee, earth and ash, hint of smoke, tinge of wood maybe, well balanced bitter finish. Super flavour, especially for 4%.

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