Brewed by Palmers
Style: Old Ale
Bridport, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3477) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Cask at Twickenham beer festival. Deep red brown, demerera and wine on nose, vinous and sweet-souron palate. Good chewy toffee character then a herby bitter-sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at Jens ... deep rerd brown ... big bubbly tan head ... soft rich dark toffee ... brown suger nose ... soft sweet roast ... little nutty ... dark suger malts ... light bitter ... bit too sweet and heavy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
From notes. Handpump. Clear dark brown, small beige head, medium lacing. Aroma of prunes and dates, Taste is watery, some fruit, but some metal as well. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
Cask handpull, The Old Green Tree, Bath. Very deep ruby appearing pitch under a tan slick. Slightly meaty burnt aroma with roast beef and Twiglet. Licorice dunked in Bovril; yeast extract and charred wood. Some very beefy undercurrents. Not convinced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle im guessing with mes, which judging by the timing on my rating pad would have been at my gaff with lucky ronnie. Alround rating: Coconut, buttery light wit, orange, bit of old cellar. Strange stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottled from god knows where.
Dark ruby with a thin oily film. The nose gives away the fact that it is pasturised quite clearly. The flavour is still rather cardboardy. Quite fruity, some plum, plenty of malt. Just rather dull alround.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Very dark with a scummy head on top. Caramel in the scent. Quite sweet but has a dry end. Slightly sticky in the mouth. Tastes of caramel and oranges. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark fruits - raisin, prune. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 14/10/08. Mahogany coloured with no head and slight carbonation. Aroma of treacle, dark fruits with some earthiness. Flavour was very sweet, with more fruit, almonds and caramel. A rather vinous mouth feel and a short, bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5990) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Dark brown colour, nearly black. Very nice roasty aroma with notes of oak, raisins and fortified wine. The flavour is sweet, oaky and moderately roasty, nice.

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