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Brewed by Milton
Style: Old Ale
Cambridge, England

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter (from December). Part of the Classic Range.
Hugely flavoursome, rich and warming - this dark and mysterious brew is the ideal beer for a chill winter evening.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, - FEB 18, 2009
Cask @ Pembury Tavern Ruby black colour. Intriguing nose of spices and fruit. Bold dark fruit flavours with a hint of port richness and a smack of spice. Some fruit tartness and a lingering finish. Different, and very good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1471) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2016
On cask @ Pembury Tavern, London - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: domination of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Taste: medium body. Very nice warm taste of caramel. Good roasted malt and brown sugar with chocolate finish. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: nice bitterness. Very nice balance. Easy drinkable for this ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1805) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Gravity Cask at St Peters Ale House, Bedford. Dark ruby brown with some translucency, pretty much flat. Light aroma of liquorice and warming alcohol. Taste is yummy: sweet and warming with enough hop backbone to give it balance. Raisin, port and chocolate in the finish. Medium to full body, slick mouthfeel. Good stuff overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15022) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, 03/01/15. Chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is dark fruits, breadt, spice, light malt, toffee. Taste comprises toffee, biscuit notes, light yeast, rich fruit cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2644) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask at the NWAF, Derby, ’14. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Toffee malt and orchard fruit aroma. Flavours of toffee apple and sultana. Quite a smooth texture. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Cask at Pembury Tavern. Dark malt, thick palate, sweet with hints of liquorice and tobacco. Heavy but enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Opaque black beer. Dark malt and bubblegum on the nose. Pretty much the same for the flavour. A little bit too much like hard work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012)
Rich gold - has a hop haze. Bit of marmitey yeast in the aroma. Fairly thick in the mouth. Some marmite in the taste too. Wouldn’t mind trying another sample of this, as I’m not sure this was exactly what the brewer planned with all the yeast. (He wasn’t there to ask.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 29/11/2011. Dar brown with a slight, off-white head. Fruit cake aroma of figs, cinnamon, muscavado sugar and raisins with a touch of liquorice. Sweet, caramel and berry fruit flavours, with more spice and a warming, sweet alcohol finish. A good beer for a cold night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
A - cinnamon and dried fruit A - dark brown with little head T - light sweet and spicy P - full and soft O - nice, but the cinnamon takes over

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Cask at the Pembury. Had as a side by side with the Minotaur. Pours a cola brown, with a small beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, aniseed and light smoke. Taste is a light smoke, strong roasted malt, a light aniseed, and a bitter finish.


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