Brewed by Long Man
Style: Old Ale
Polegate, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.

maeib's rating

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (13462) - 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 (1480) - 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%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (56) - - NOV 13, 2014
Full flavoured Old Ale that punches well above its ABV. Some roasty stout-like flavours. Has a nice meaty, old ale taste. Mouthfeel is slightly too thin. Very bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManVsBeer (6229) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Cask @ Barton Arms, Worsley. Almost black, but very dark with a creamy off-white head. Has lovely roasted malt notes with a full coffee aroma but chocolates in its taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Cask. Black, small bubbly off-white head. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light treacle, coffee, watery ash, semisweet. Nice dry character. I’ve had too many similar beers that are oversweet, but this gets the sweetness just right. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Cask at Nicolson’s canary wharf. Opaque black with a lasting creamy light tan head. Aroma is nice woody, fried fruits and soft toasty roast malts. Flavour is well rounded brown toasted roast malt with nice berry and dried fruits. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly creamy on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, coffee, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slight earthy hop bitterness. Sweet malty fruity balanced by slight hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Peacock, Nottingham 25 Jan 14. Gyldenbrun. Høyt tett, skinnende hvitt skum med gardinlacing. Svakt syrlig fruktaroma. Innholdsrik smak. Rabarbra. Frukt. Avslutter litt tørt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sockamania (43) - - NOV 15, 2013
Incredibly malty beer with a bit of a caramel tinge. A pleasant winter beer to have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7149) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
On gravity at Swindon Beer Festival, 24/10/2013. Medium brown with a slight, off-white head. Chocolate, rich dark fruits, brown sugar and a gentle finish. Very drinkable.

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