Brewed by Stonehenge
Style: Old Ale
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 42   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask. JDW Counting House, Glasgow, Scotland. Interesting beer, quite jamy upfront with a smokey finish, brilliant sweet and dark beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons Pub on 9th Oct 2013. Not as smokey as I thought it would be, not as full bodied either: but OK none-the-less. Pours a very dark ruby red/brown, almost black really, on top a deep creamy tanned head of level foam. The nose and taste intermingled: over roasted malts gave a semi-burnt chocolate cake sort of smell and flavour with a smoked ham wrapped within the cake mix. Body wise it lacked depth, but overall not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Cask handpull at Thomas Ingoldsby Canterbury JDW. Almost black beer with thin beige head. Decent dark beer slightly old ale style with roast and a sour dark fruits element to it. Decent condition. Ok. I quite like the sour hints to it. Tarry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 05/09/13. Mahogany, almost black, with a very tenacious grey-tan collar. Nose chocolate orange mousse and smoked sausage. Full with coal and sausage. Dark berry undercurrents. Good bitter smoked afters with raisin and cocoa. Very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons. Pours a very dark brown/red with an off white head. Aroma is toasty and treacly. Body light to medium but a bit on the thin side. It is smokey, and treacly and toasty. Nice burnt sugar bitterness. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2128) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 5, 2013
Draught. This is a good slow pint for a cold night. Deep malt sweetness with only a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Dark chocolate brown colour and some red elements with a tan head. Smokey malt smell. Light body with a smooth creamy feel. Starts a little sweet and frutiy with a strong full chestnut taste with a slight chocolate roast. Smokey and spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1319) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Decent light brown head on a black beer with red highlights. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Smokey hit on the palate but also some cooked chocolate malt. Very tastey. A cross between brooklyn chocolate stout and Sclenkerla rauchbier. One of the better UK beers I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Chocolate brown in colour with a loose tan head; chocolate aroma; milky texture with chocolate malt flavours and perhaps a hint of smoke; the finish dry with bitter chocolate. Rather one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2011
Cask @ Camperdown Place, JDW. Dark brown ruby reddish colour, thin beige head. Nose is very pleasant, with light roastiness, treacle, chocolate and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice. A bit light bodied, otherwise well done.

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