JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with pale tan head. Bright with dark ruby highlights at the edges of the glass. Aroma is molasses and rye bread. Inviting rummy note. Taste is malty but drinkable. Good body but not too heavy. Molasses, stwed fruit and fruit cake are pronounced. Moderate hops blend with a hint of roast in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full with long lasting aftertaste. Malt and bitterness remain for a few minutes. A good beer that sets itself apart from boring strong ales. This must be a direct descendent of Old Burton ales. Special.
allmyvinyl (8828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear ruby brown with a thick creamy head. Aromas of demerara sugar, double cream, fudge. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, sweet finish. Decent old ale.
ForlornHope (359) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wheatsheaf, Titchfield (Fareham). Dark brown, almost black in colour. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt. Not much sweetness on the initial taste but lots of bitterness. Flavours of burnt malt, nut and some red fruit. Finishes dry, but rich and satisfying with a nice hint of warming alcohol. Reminds me of a Belgian dubbel in some ways. A great example of a winter/old ale, a style that seems to be dying by degrees in the UK.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity dispense at Pigs Ear ’15, 04/12/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, light spice, earthy, dark malt, toffee.
Taste comprises fruit cake, dark malt, spice, dried plums, light tobacco shreds.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close.
Gary (1800) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 (Cask @ RopeMakers , Bridport , Dorest) .This beer is by far Palmers best in their otherwise turgid and mundane low-boost offerings !. It helps that I dig the Old ale style and that maybe the other beers they brew sucking ass makes this shine more than it otherwise would do. Old Pecuiler was one of my first beer loves when I was twenty , I seldom drink it now but any chance to drink an old style ale I’m intrigued . A burnt purple colour that looks bruised and blackcurrant shaded .. The nose is a bit subtle, chalk , , fresh yeasty cask accent suggesting living organism that reminds you its a living beer , caramel , licorice but its a surprisingly mild smelling . If the nose is shy the flavour aint ...A powerful deep rich character is in-ya-face ...A roast bitterness interacting with a tart raisin fruit texture that twists the palate in the name of complexity . It finishes dry with burnt licorice , smooth and creamy . A complex , interesting , flavoursome ale !
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s. Dark reddy black, still, small foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolatey, soft roasted malts. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is biscuity, toffee, touch of booze, earthy finish with a light bitterness. Alright.
Desverger (7027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - dark brown pour beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, some caramel, toffeish, dark fruit, some nice spice action. Decent.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015. Clear deep amber beer with an beige head. Malty caramell fruity a bit vinous aroma. Malty caramell fruity citrus flavour.
KyotoLefty (8860) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle nose is minerally chocolate and caramel. Thin, light, mineral and caramel flavor. Weak overall.
RichTheVillan (6034) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; clear burnished amber pour with a foamy beige head, aroma has dark fruits with a hint of caramel, taste has caramel along with raisins, some malt and Christmas spices.