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Palmers Tally Ho!

Brewed by Palmers
Style: Old Ale
Bridport, England


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours. A rich fruit cake flavour from roasted malt. First brewed in the 1940s, this prize-winning dark strong old ale has a loyal following among real ale connoisseurs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2015 Cask @ The RopeMakers Bridport ,Dorset ; The only Palmers beer worth drinking as the rest in their catalogue of God awful beers are well fucken God awful , but when visiting my parents who have relocated to unsophisticated craft beer wasteland of Dorset - I drink this stuff ,and its pretty good as a compensation ! In a large dimpled jug - its got kinda ’old man’ beer vibes ... A nice palate , with rich winy notes , caramel, treacle , burnt toast , burnt licorice , a bit of raisin , dry burnt bitterness kinda lingers through ; Its a brooding dark brown/purple ; If youre in piss-ant Dorset , and in a shitty Palmers pub - get this ..the best of a bad bunch !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 15, 2015
Sampled as a Christmas Edition (Tally Ho Ho Ho) from a bottle purchased in Dorset (thanks Rachel!). Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Not much carbonation. Rich aromas, and a complex taste dominated by raisins and sugared dates. Good dry hop flavour to balance the sweetness. A little cloying, but a great winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (810) - - NOV 21, 2014
Mild smokey aroma. Slightly sweet smelling. Quite spicey tasting with a hit of smoke. Gorgeous dark colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at Watford Beer Festival, Watford, Herts. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Rich, dark fruit, caramel aroma. Tastes rich, dark fruit, caramel, Christmas cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask stillage at The Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured a deep ruby, with a rocky, off white head. Aroma of big malt, toffee and raisins. Roasted malt flavours, with dried fruit and biscuit. Finish was fruitcake, burnt sugar and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Cask at Derehams Inn beer festival, High Wycombe. Deep amber with a thick creamy head and a light sparkle. A woody beer. A whole antique wardrobe full of old varnished wood in fact, with just a hint of toffee, chocolate and earthiness behind. As traditional as it gets, and sometimes that’s no bad thing. Possibly needs a higher abv to give it a bit more oomph and some more sweetness, but it’s a decent beer nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9010) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask at the Claret, Addiscombe. It pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. The nose is wood, earth, leather, caramel, dried fruit and fruit cake. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, wood, leather, earth, light spice, raisin, caramel, light alcohol and varnish with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well rounded. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (325) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Much darker than I’d imagined but plenty of caramel and licorice notes, not a huge hop flavour but you wouldn’t expect it in an Old Ale anyway. A good winter/end of session beer. The name won’t please the anti-hunting lobby and really doesn’t suit the beer but for all that I do like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2369) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at the NWAF, Derby ’14. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Toffee and orchard fruit aroma. Rich fruity, malty action. Splash of sultanas and baked apple. Quite boozy. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Gravity cask at the Bree - London. Dark brown pour with a filmy tan head. Good beer, some maple syrup, cocoa, dark toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly sticky sweet to finish with rich bread, syrupy chocolate, cake, dark fruits. Very nice.

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