Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Old Ale
Bakewell, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
944play (359) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
500ml at Toad in the Hole. Foggy deep orange with small, lasting foam. Floral, dusty, minty, honey aromas. Firm yet gentle sweetness, chipper spice notes, and again hints of dust. A little bit of coagulance at the back of the throat, but otherwise nothing untoward in the mouthfeel. Very bright, balanced, drinkable, and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Cask at the Euston Tap, 1st Dec 2010. Orange, very small white head. Lovely marmalade nose with resin and underlying sharper citrus notes. Resinous, rich flavour. Great weight - heavy enough for you to respect it but light enough to drink by the pint. Just the right amount of ’cling’ in the mouth. Lovely beer. Additional notes, bottle from Drink of Fulham (brewed Feb 09, bottled Oct 2010), drunk 8th March 2012. Still superb - really delivers what the label promises: sandalwood and honey on the nose, liquorice bittterness at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Totally awesome old ale and not far off fillers va in terms of elegance. Beautiful colour and the aroma's all plums and raisins. Uncredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (711) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Gravity, Euston Tap Very interesting aroma. Loads of aromatic spices, herbs, fresh bread, just love spices so this is great for me,. Thick white lacing. grassy and floral hop bite, citrus, bread, spices and herbs. I love spices in a beer and am definitely digging this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is red fruit, some malt and yeast. Flavour is fruity, quite sweet, creamy,, some spices. Hard to define but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is spicy, fruity with candy tangerine. Sweet flavor and also quite bitter. Well balanced. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Bronze leaning towards orange appearance. Small head and a combination of citrus and hops. Comlex and interesting flavours. The name was a bit off putting. The coalition ( government ) is evil, this beer is lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours clear, rich gold with a thick, white cream head. Strongly attenuated malt aroma with notes of honey, toffee and lightly burnt sugar. Very nice flavor, with more attenuated sugar, caramel, bread, and hints of booze. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation and mild warmth. Thinner in body than I would have expected. Relatively short finish, lightly warming, hinting of sugar, alcohol and toffee. Starts great in the nose but struggles a bit to keep it up. Still, overall a pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
Bottled @ ACBF 2011. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense Beige head. Aroma of Sterin, sweetness, wood, light liqourice. Sweetness, caramel, alcohol, grass and liqourice in the flavour. Medium to full bodied. Grassy bitterness in the end with a light alcohol bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy ripe apricot with a slight beige head. Rich semi-dark fruit aroma. Med body (almost). Fruity. Peachy. Underlying roast malt with a slight touch of tobacco/leather. Mouthsmacking.

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