Brewed by Springhead Brewery
Style: Old Ale
Laneham, England


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A dark, smoky intense flavour with a burnt toffee finish. Brewed in the style of a Belgian Trappist ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BantamSpirit (18) - - DEC 31, 2012
Drank this at the Bees Knees at the Springhead Brewery itself. This could be my lounge! Couldn’t wait to taste it but spent a few seconds on the smell...caramel, chocolate, toast, earthy, vanilla. the opened my eyes and had a look...black, clear, tan foam,. Then the first mouthful...medium sweetness, lightly bitter.... full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, The best at the brewery...but my opinion!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oddant (5) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Lip smacking stuff!. The Depth of flavour is intense and lingers in the mouth for a pleasingly long time. More of this please Springhead!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (804) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of nuts, roasted oats, subtle coffee, some vanilla and toffee. Taste of nuts, some chocolate, subtle marshmallow, burnt toffee, some tartness and fruitcake. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, toasty bitterness in the finish with some tartness. A complex beer with nutty, chocolate and toffee notes but a little bit tart. Part of me loves this, the other dislikes it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
[Waterloo Beer Festival, 2014] - Springhead Brewery The Leveller, 4.8%. Dunkelbraun mit rötlichen Reflexen. Schokolade, Kaffee, etwas Rauch im Aroma. Recht voller Körper, trotzdem noch etwas wässrig. Im Antrunk trocken, trotz Kaffee Note auch eine florale Hopfenbitterkeit. Kaffee dominiert die Mitte, wird im Abgang durch erhöhte Bitterkeit zum Espresso. Nachhall weiter bitter und trocken, kaffeeartig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1306) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Cask, Colchester Beer Festival, 30th May 2015. White lacing. Opaque. Black colour. Aroma is morning dew, leather, grains and vanilla. Taste is blackcurrants, licorice, leather, chocolate and descent bitterness. Not a bad stout/old ale but no trappist beer either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2413) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Cask time piece dewsbury. Dark red good beige head lace. Aroma is burnt toffee malts. Taste same nice sweetness good dark fruits dry roasty biter finish. Nice mouthfeel. V good best springhead beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarauckelman (297) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
On draught at Chippenham beer festival. Dark black with an almost gingery smell. Smoky with sharp bitter coffee notes. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (2134) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
Mahognybrun klarmrg fingerhøyt kremete beige skum. Lukter brent karamell, røyklukt, vanilje og nøtter. Røkt smak, samt bitter brent karamell. Bitterheten sitter til avslutningen. Kort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersund AR: fruity, a wee bit thin coffey AP: pale dark brown, wee frothy white head F: caramel, dry, wee watery ie thin, wee chocolate, dry, wee dusty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2169) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
Flaska. Mörkbrun öl med röda inslag. Dofter av rostad malt, röda bär, karamell och bränt socker. Smakinslag av rostad malt, medelmörk choklad, toffee och en lättare fruktighet. Mjuk och rund munkänsla. Mot det tunna i kroppen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear, dark copper colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of light Belgian yeast, soft fruit and spicy hop. Dried fruit in the flavour, with caramel and toasted malt. Finish was grain, hay and apricots.

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