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Stonehenge Old Smokey

Brewed by Stonehenge
Style: Old Ale
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Seasonal - Winter. Previously regular.
Brewed at OG 1048 and ABV 5.0%. A delightful, warming, dark porter type ale, with a roasted malt taste and a hint of liquorice surrounding a developing bitter flavour. Very appealing to the eye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Cask@the avion, Aldridge. Dark brown beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, prunes and dark fruit with a little treacle. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar JDW. Poured clear dark brown ruby with an off white head. Slightly smokey malt caramel chestnut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Near black with a firm creamy head. Earthy roast coffee with jammy blackberries and liquorice. Some medicinal aspects. Peaty smokiness with a peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some liquorice, slight smoke, subtle blackcurrant jam, a little burnt toast and maybe earthy hops. Taste of roasted malts, blackberry, maybe raisin, some liquorice, light smoke, subtle caramel and blackcurrant. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, liquoricy, fruity bitterness in the finish. Surprising juicy, fruity sweetness to this. Balanced with smoky, liquorice. Quite thin for a 5%er but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 8, 2015
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light toasty malt, light smoke, dry coffee. The flavour is smoked liqourice with a light, slightly watery, coffee, malt, light chocolate palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (523) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Cask. Dark brown. Thick tan head. Earthy aroma. Pleasantl, swet caramel malt foreground with one raisin notes within. No chocolate or coffee conspicuous and the licorice is understated. Given the dark character and abv, the body is medium rather than full, and more watery than resinous on the palate. If this is a January -February seasonal ale, I may regret drinking it in late September on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (389) - - SEP 27, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 Peaty dark malt aroma. Ruby / black appearance. Coca with burnt chocolate taste. Also hint of licorice on the palate. Nice one though. Again I favour the dark ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Crystal Palace, faintest hint of peaty malt aroma, very dark brown near black, creamy tan head, very good film of lacing, dark berries, malty flavour, a bit watery, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 16 November 2013. Poured a clear dark ruby colour, near black with a dense beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark malt and grain. Medium to full bodied mouth feel. Dark chocolate flavours with grassy hops and toffee sweetness. Finish was dry grains, burnt sugar and hop resin. Pretty nice for a pint of cask at Spoons...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
Cask @ Linen Hall JDW, Enniskillen [231113]
Very dark ruby, thin tan head, some lacing
Taste of dark caramel malts, roasted malts, light soft smoked malts, some roast coffee, getting some dark fruits, dab of liquorice, quite complex flavour
Palate - Medium body, smooth texture, quite oily. Finish of soft bitter roast, some more nice tangy dark berry fruits come out in the finish, soft smoke
Overall - Decent porter/old ale hybrid.

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