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Palmers Tally Ho!

Brewed by Palmers
Style: Old Ale
Bridport, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1685) - Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle nose is minerally chocolate and caramel. Thin, light, mineral and caramel flavor. Weak overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015. Clear deep amber beer with a small beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, vinous, fruity, raisins, biscuits, some raisins. Malty caramel flavor, toffee, caramel, raisins, some citrus and grapes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and breadish. Dry, toasted and light bitter. Roasted dry malty into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (406) - - 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 (868) - - 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

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