Brewed by The Twisted Hop
Style: Old Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A strong dark ale, malty and dangerously easy to drink - beware!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Draft. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of butterscotch as well as lighter notes of alcohol and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, butterscotch, and alcohol.,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2008
(On tap) Cloudy brown with a warm tint of red and an off-white head. Fantastic, complex aroma of wood, raisins and alcohol. Medium-bodied and almost flat with very complex flavours - again raisins, wood and perhaps a little Port. Short and dry finish. Lovely. 21 IBU. 240108

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear maroon color, brown head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate biscuit. Taste issmooth cocoa. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2016-05-20. Brown body, modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is really interesting, interesting melange of coffee, cocoa and malt. 7+ Flavour has malty core with a very English style impression. Subtle toffee and treacle character. Average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. A solid take on the style that I might score higher another day or in a different mood. 7/3/7/3/14-15 On cask at The Twisted Hop, Christchurch, NZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Cask. Dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolatey aroma, some toffee, some caramel, and a touch of vanilla as well. Faint spicy hop aroma underneath all of the malts. Slightly cardboardy flavour, but there is lots of toast and light molasses as well. Flavour is very malty, molasses, brown sugar, toasted nuts and a touch of chocolate near the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Part of the tasting rack at the brewpub. On cask. Pours dark brown ruby with a tan head. Molasses, brown sugar, coffee, roast malt, and hops on the nose. The flavor is similar, with aniseed, dark fruits, a syrupy mouthfeel and dry, bitter finish. Good complexity and balance. Medium bodied and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
Part of the tasting tray shared with my lovely wife at the brewpub in Christchurch, enjoyed with the charcouterie plate and cheese plate. Gorgeous deep mahogany red colour. Aroma is faintly smokey, with notes of molasses, chocolate, and fig jam. Silky palate with flavours of burnt malt, molasses, prunes, and a subtle spiciness in the finish. Nice bitterness that lingers long after the swallow. This reminded me of an old-school classic porter, and for that reason was my favourite of the lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
[8313-20160520] Cask. Roasted light coffee and boozy resinous aroma. Slightly hazy, dark dark red brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Boozy roasted coffee and sweet nutty grains flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (7/4/6/3/13) 3.3~
(@ The Twisted Hop, Christchurch, NZ)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4974) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
Cask at Pomeroys, Christchurch
Hazy chestnut brown with thin vanilla white head. Slight redcurrant nose. Tart in the mouth with atouch of licorice. Medium body, low carbonation withsome roast coffee and dark chocolate notes in finish. Pairs well with sausages and caramelised onion gravy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
dark brown color, roasty character in nose but mouth is fairly Muted. A bit of dark fruit

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