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Thornbridge / Dark Star Coalition Old Ale

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Old Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1854) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
From old tasting notes - Cloudy amber with head. Minty toothpaste herbal aroma. Minty orange herbal with soft carbo. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Collaboration with Dark Star, with firm, snow white head and orange blonde colour; spicy, yeasty aroma with hints of melon, apple, wood and orange peel; complex malty taste, restrained fruitiness, citrus peel, caramel malts, smooth, somewhat vinous, floral hops in the end. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Cask Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2013, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2013 - Apparently brewed in 2009; this is a 4 year old cask. Hazy Orangey Amber in colour. Fruity; orange marmalade, citrus fruits, raisins, hint of cherry. Malty; bready malts, caramel, barley sugar, notes of honey. Some spice. Slightly vinous. Hoppy; subtle light hop bitterness. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Drying finish. Complex beer. Interesting. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
couleur or, épicée, moyennement amère, très fruité (pamplemousse, citron).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Cask at White Horse Old Ale fest 2013, Parsons Green, London. A hazy straw coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Orangey, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, orangey, malty, caramel, slight sweetness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is bready malts, light must, dark fruits, toffee, booze waft. Taste comprises bitter fruits, orange, toffee, light booze notes, fruit loaf, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Ok but had expected more from Thornbridge (Hall!).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2013
[cask at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh] Hazy deep orange pour, with a decent white head. Aroma is softly fruity, quite rich and almost apricoty, with some alcohol. On the taste, sweet, really soft honeysuckle, with lots of rich stone fruit; apricot and peach. Rounded out by a rich, sweet, dessert finish. Great stuff [08072013]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2013
Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh [120713]
Amber, hazy, dense white head
Aroma - Rich soft pale caramel, orangey toffee, soft fruit cake spices, no hops. spicy fruits, slight liquer notes. complex nose
Taste of soft sweet sherry, vinous, soft caramel, fruit cake spices, some peppery notes, complex
Palate - Medium body, very smooth, oily,. Finish as main flavour, some warming alcohol, soft sweet sherry malts, soft spices
Overall - Shame it was too warm, colour off putting, thought it was good complex beer

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3236) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 15, 2013
keg at bow bar 11/7
Dark amber, oxidised notes...earwax? wasn’t impressed. dissipated after a while to give some melon hops and sweet toffee. Not as expected and a let down for these two.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Cask at bow bar... Hazy murky amber... Small white head..., soft sweet toffee malt... Juicy fruits.. Rich sweet... Light candi sugers... Little too sweet
Earlier Rating: 8/30/2011 Total Score: 3.9
bottle in Cropredy field day 3 ... hazy amber ... soft sweet toffee nose ... thick tight foamy tan head ... soft lime peel ... zezty fruit soft toffeee ... nice sweet rounded ... though a touch soapy


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