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Style: Old Ale
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - January & Februsry. 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14120) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11237) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
Cask @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a nice, deep, chestnut brown with a small, creamy, light-brown head. Aroma is sweet, lots of fruity plums, some milky chocolate and light smokiness. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour starts out with a tartish fruity edge, but soon settles as a sweet, malty beer with peity, chocolate and roasted tones. Long, lingering, spicy and smoky aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Prince Regent, Whitchurch, Berks. Chestnut coloured with white whispy head. Burnt smokey aromas predominate and lots of highly roasted dry but smooth malt which ties the tongue into a bitter, charcoal beeriness. Very decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 Cask (St Urho’s, Helsinki, Porter & Stout Days 2010) (7:5:8:5:15=4.0)
Black, bready head. Lovely gently roasted-to-burnt aroma. Lovely smooth palate, full, and a touch milky. Carbonation low. TAste is a beautiful gentle toasty roast. Perfect to session, simply delicious.
Rerate: Cask, 4th day (Kitty’s, Helsinki) (7:4+:8+:4:14=3.7)
Capers. Dark. Some spicy baked apple retronasals. Super roasty. Smooth and soft. Both heavy esters and rich roasts in finish. Super porter. Not quite as good as last time, but still a super quaffable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Sir Robert Peel, Bury (JDW) 10/11/2002 Black and slightly rich on the palate. Dry with a full roast malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask Conditioned Handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A near black coloured beer with a good tan head and lacing. Sweetish in the mouth with liquorice flavours. Very malty. A tasty true to style old ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at the completely useless Mechanical Elephant JDW. Waste of time the place may be but this beer certainly was not. Creamy coffee and a gentle burnt sandalwood note. An unexpected citric hint in the flavour too. Long long smoked finish. Rather tasty stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 3/1/09. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of coffee and milk chocolate. Flavour started with some sweet, creamy chocolate before a touch of smokiness and some spice. The finish was pleasantly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
(Cask at White Horse , Parson’s Green, London, 28 Nov 2009) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dried fruit, liquorice and a touch of smoke. Malty, slightly roasted taste with coffee, toasty malt and dark bread. Mellow bittersweet finish. Above medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced and tasty. Nice.


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